Saturday, May 02, 2009

My Baby Horsechestnut Tree

Three years ago, I found this horsechestnut seedling growing next to the garage. It was about 4 inches tall and had been planted by a squirrel the previous fall.

I transplanted the seedling to the sunniest corner of the yard. This is now the third spring it has come to leaf in its new spot.

It is now 1 foot tall. It will grow to be 80 feet tall.

I love its human character.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It looks like it is reaching up for a hug.