About 10 years ago we moved in to our new house. We were given a sapling apple tree. It took a couple of years to grow enough to give us apples (about ten, then a few more each year) and is now really taking hold!
In the last couple of years we have had nearly 100 apples. The tree was going to fall over so I trimmed it back this spring and hopefully it will support itself now. I will give it some support with a wooden prop I made.
I was reminded of my tree when reading from Letters to the Earth yesterday. This quote was referenced:
“Anybody can dig a hole and plant a tree. But make sure it survives. You have to nurture it, you have to water it, you have to keep at it until it becomes rooted so it can take care…
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