Healing Maple Trees

IMG_0470We planted three maple trees in front of the barn, back in 2010. The following Spring, the bark on the southwest sides was cracked and peeling with holes bored in by insects. It took a year or two of working with various nurseries before we finally determined the cause, which was due to the trees being planted in a different orientation than they had been started. The bark on the southwest side couldn’t deal with the new exposure to the winter sun and wind.

I worried that they would not survive, and they were in various states of distress. Fortunately, eight years later, they have pretty much healed over and are now vigorous trees, probably fifty feet high.

20180626_114633I am grateful for the healing power of time. This was also a lesson for me in patience and taking the long view.

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About bluestempond

Hobby farmer living at Bluestem Pond in Michigan.
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