Andy was happy and excited when he came home Tuesday evening. He said, “Guess what Beate and Tim gave me! A tree!” They planted it for him that evening, and he’s hoping it will survive the transition from its old hothouse environment to the harsher conditions up on the land. As you can see he’s already tied the top to a pipe with a red rag — the stem isn’t strong enough to support the top cluster of branches without help. He’ll trim as little as possible to make it viable even when the wind blows.
The tag on the tree says it’s deer-resistant but not deer-proof. We’re not sure what that means, but we’re hoping for the best.
Do you ever get excited about gifts?