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We have a new tree!


Hi there!
I am called a “Ponderosa Pine” and I have just been planted (totally bare rooted) in to a pot of the richest soil that I have ever felt! My new owner knows his stuff because I have perked up after only 4 hours in my new “house”. Ahhh, this feels SO good!:

My new owner saved me from that horrible place where I was grown that put me into nasty chemicals and packaged me.. This new home feels SO much better and I want to just GROW with the best of them!
Under optimum growing conditions, I can look like this:

I could grow to over 100 feet under the right conditions and my new owner has been doing that, plus some!
My little feet feel SO good today!
I just love this little tree and I probably will not live long enough to see it mature, but it’s pretty cool to attempt to grow a massive tree from a little sapling and see what happens using a pure organic program that duplicates the native soil conditions in the forest floor where this little guy came from.

Do I really want a 100ft tree in my backyard?
Of course! No one else in the neighborhood has one..

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Lovely blog!

It is fun to grow things from little things.

Best of luck with it.

25 Apr, 2011


Well done you! Planting for the future!

25 Apr, 2011


Oooo i can just see the headline.....'my neighbour has a 100' tree and i can't see out of my kitchen window' hee hee

25 Apr, 2011


Maybe my grand kids will see it in the center of the backyard. ;-)

For the time being, I will give it the best TLC that I can and eventually plant it in the ground after growing it for a couple of years in containers.

One thing that I really want to keep a close eye on is the root system. Trees that are grown in containers need to be up-potted regularly to prevent the roots from circling and girdling. Once the roots start to circle in a container, it is the "kiss of death" in the long run, when the tree is transplanted into the wild. Circling roots cause stress in a tree and nature sends in the microbes, birds, and critters that can sense that stress and the elevated sugar levels that a tree sends up to the foliage to correct the problem. Hopefully, that situation will never happen with my new tree!


26 Apr, 2011

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