Finally getting around to posting from my trip to Milwaukee a couple weeks ago. My sister did a better job of posting some of the social stuff. My posts are mostly about changes with trees, so please feel free not to read more. I am interested in changes. I am surprised sometimes how fast and sometimes how slow things change. Let me start with my old house on Dover Street and the trees. So you can see how fast they grow, or not. It is only with my advanced age that I get some perspective on tree. The big trees are not always the oldest ones. And some get to a particular size and then just kind of stay that way.
The first picture is a silver maple. It was planted in 1967, grew fast and then leveled off. Next is my basswood tree. I planted that in 1972. I guided it over the wires and now it is pretty robust. The horse chestnut is from 1966. I grew it from a nut that year. Finally, we have the crimson Norway maples. They were planted in 1973.