Friday, May 18, 2007

Rescue mission

I very carefully uprooted 11 baby Japanese maple seedlings today at a job... They are from 2 very large "Bloodgood" Maples we installed last year. And by installed I mean we removed half of the root ball (4' diameter) and branches (and prayed) so that they could be squeezed into two tiny (3'x3' & 2'x3') little city spots in front of a client's home. In fact, one of these very expensive trees was bought to go in the neighbors yard, directly next door. We got a little nervous when the tree next door immediately dropped all of it's leaves - due to stress - so when it leafed out beautifully this spring, that was crossed off the mental worry list!

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