I have an Aspen tree in one corner of my backyard. I planted it several years ago as a bareroot tree, along with a catalpa and some flowering trees. I got them in November of that year and the ground was frozen, it was pitch black outside, and they needed to be planted.
Out I went with a shovel, but the ground was so hard, I couldn’t get the trees in very deep, so they were kind of planted at an angle in two short little rows. There they sat, growing at an angle because I never got them replanted. But you know what? Trees are smart and they straightened themselves out.
Most of the trees died over the years, but for the aspen, the catalpa and one of the flowering trees. My goal this month is to replant the catalpa and the flowering tree and leave the aspen – thankfully the ground isn’t frozen yet. I love the sound it makes when the wind blows through the aspen and I can hear it from my family room when the patio door is open. Another aspen photo tomorrow.
This is another installment of November in black and white – a challenge at Springtree Road to post November photos in…black and white – click here for more info.