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Maples Everywhere

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Maybe we shouldn’t be trying so hard to get a maple tree to grow in the center of our labyrinth. In areas where we have put no effort to entice new maple trees, they are popping up like weeds! If we wait long enough, I’m sure the labyrinth will be filled with new volunteer maple saplings.

New maple trees are flourishing beneath the large poplar tree next to the shop.

Maples are sprouting among the ferns by the basement window.

They are rising from the perennial ground cover growing by the back fire pit.

Lastly, the new trail I opened up behind the woodshed looks like a nursery for maple trees.

If there is any justice in this world, the maples we have to remove due to their poor choice of root will be offset by one successful transplant taking hold where we want it to grow most.

Happily, this spring all signs are good that it has survived the winter with enough energy to sprout leaves. The next question enshrouding our hopefulness is, will the leaves survive the full length of summer?

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Written by johnwhays

May 16, 2017 at 6:00 am