Friday, September 18, 2009

Weekend post: A tree

Today has been a happy day. A couple of weeks - oh, actually month (6/25) ago I posted on a big, old tree, which had to come down in front of our house. Yesterday the Arborist of our town called me a gave me the good news to plant a new tree. They came earlier this morning, gave us choices between two types of trees and after discussing location, light and conditions of growth and environmental resistance we decided on a Japanese type of tree: Zelkova Serrata, also known as Keaki. It belongs to the Ulmaceae family. Elms are widely spread throughout most temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere, including Europe, North America and Asia, except where they have been affected by the fungus Ophiostoma novo ulmi, which causes Dutch elm disease.

These japanese elms have been successfully planted, after the dying of the American Elms at the beginning of the last century.
It is a young tree with not much of a crown yet, but, if it adjusts well, in two three years we can expect some big difference in size.

So, today instead of Friday flowers I show you our brand new baby tree!
One day, let say in 30 years, I will post about a wonderfully shady tree, planted years ago in our front yard...just wait!

Happy weekend!

XX Victoria

Picture by V.Zlotkowski


  1. I remember the post about your tree and the grief that followed - so happy that you have a new tree to admire, to nurture and to see blossom. I remember the trees we planted as children and to see them tower now shows how grand and powerful nature is.
    It looks like that tree was meant to find you!

  2. Glad that they replaced your old tree, I remember how sad you were before.

    Your new one is beautiful and poetic, I hope to see it in a few decades, x.


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