one hundred years from this day

115 years plus
115 years plus

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.

as good a spot as any
as good a spot as any

The gift of a couple of oak seedlings was the impetus.

family effort
family effort

 

After the grown-ups started things off, the youth took over.

dig it
dig it

And hopefully they are on their way

european oak
european oak

So, what are you doing one hundred years from this day???

two hundred?

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