This section of a red oak log is marked out in 10-year increments. It grew almost 115 years, and only got to 18″ in diameter. (it also is a lousy log, but that’s another story – https://pfollansbee.wordpress.com/2009/07/12/nothings-for-certain-it-can-always-go-wrong/ )
So, I have used up a bunch of oak trees in my time, and decided it wouldn’t hurt to encourage a couple of new ones. we have a few kinds of trees in our yard, one hickory and a bunch of very fast-growing locusts, maples, some holly and apple. But only a couple of oaks.
The gift of a couple of oak seedlings was the impetus.
After the grown-ups started things off, the youth took over.
And hopefully they are on their way
So, what are you doing one hundred years from this day???