Tree-Watching Project: Nature’s Tenacity

July 28, 2012

Horse chestnut volunteers

New trees sprouting

Nature is certainly tenacious.  I noticed these horse chestnut trees sprouting in the parking strip where mature trees had been removed earlier this year.  I don’t doubt that these volunteers will soon be mowed down.  But I have to admire Nature’s optimism in attempting to regenerate.

I wonder at what point a sprout or shoot becomes a sapling?


4 Responses to “Tree-Watching Project: Nature’s Tenacity”

  1. quixotree Says:

    To answer your question: “after you put a protective cover around them to prevent the grim reaper from getting at them”. Good luck!

  2. when you can no longer pull an unwanted weed, but have to dig and hack!

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