Monday, October 03, 2011

A new tree

So here's why I was under the gun to get that stump ground out.
Denver has an awesome program that sells street trees and yard trees for $25 a couple times a year. You have to apply for the program and it's first come, first served on your choice of tree. I asked for a linden on the very first day they were taking applications, and Saturday was the pickup day. I just adore lindens. I would have preferred the little-leaf variety, but this will be nice, too.
I'm glad that they're careful to match people up with the trees ordered so I didn't have to be there at the crack of dawn. Any trees left unclaimed after 10:30 a.m. are sold off. I got there at 10:15 and there weren't many trees left at all. I didn't get more pictures because they were trying to hustle people through pretty quickly. It was a small parking lot.

My tree is about 7 feet tall, with a 1-inch-diameter trunk. I had to go to work after I picked it up, and I worked Sunday, so I'll try to get it planted this morning. It came with a big bag of mulch, too. It looks a little wretched right now because it's going into dormancy for the winter, but it should perk right up in the spring.

I'm very excited to have a lovely tree that the bees will enjoy, too.


  1. That's a nice big tree for the price.

  2. Congratulations on your new tree. I should replace the one that fell on my roof during Hurricane Irene. Also, thank you for your words of encouragement on my blog.

    Good Luck to you too!

  3. I love American linden trees! They are pretty slow-growing, but they are so graceful. Congrats on a great choice!

  4. Thanks! My fingers are crossed that it likes that spot.