Posted on October 15, 2015
Posted by John Scalzi
As promised: The new trees, in their new homes.
I thought this was a reference to the photography of Robert Voit.
I’m glad to see you went with the traditional branches and leaves option.
Pretty! Or rather, attractive with strong potential for pretty!
They look very young and healthy. Pretty leaves.
I never heard of trees being installed rather than planted.
They will be lovely in time. Maples are a good choice.
And I’m with Miles – the trees are living things,so they were planted, not installed.
The Entwives approve.
Long may they wave.
The equipment looked massive but it looks like you went with the maxim “plant a $5 tree in a $50 hole” (prices should be adjusted for inflation).
The bonus of maples is you can make not only helicopters but pinocchio noses – people who don’t understand the reference did not grow up with maple trees.
I hope the weather stays nice enough for them to become established before winter.
This will make quite the living Earth update in ten years.
How many years to wait for that lovely syrup?
What kind of maples are they? They look very similar (leaf color) to the two Autumn Blaze maples that I had planted at my house last spring.
If they are AB, i think you’ll be very happy with them. Mine are still growing (obviously) but I can see the potential.
Which ones are binary?
So…a merchant uprooted them from their home, transported and sold them to you, and you are restraining them in your fields?
You are a monster.
I see you’ve tied them down.
Free the trees! Free the trees!
Let them wander where they please!
Those will grow faster and more beautifully than you expect. They’re great! Congratulations to them and you!
One assumes you don’t have deer around your property? I can tell you with certain knowledge that nothing tastes better to deer in the fall than the bark circumscribing the base of trees fresh from the nursery.
So pretty! The only thing I miss about my old house is the maple trees. I hated raking all the leaves, but it was worth it for the beauty. These are going to be spectacular when they grow.
Hmmm, nice straight line, just the way they grow in nature…well, no. Did you consider a more random grove look?
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