October 11, 2017

Sycamore Tree

 We've got a new tree out back.
We wanted a shade tree that would be good for climbing someday.

The man at the nursery suggested a sycamore--they grow much faster than say, an oak.
He said with a sycamore, there's a chance our children will be able to climb it, rather than our grandchildren!

Exclamation London Planetree
Plantanus x acerifolia 'Morton Circle'
60' tall x 60' wide
Fall color--Yellow/Brown

It was a big hole to dig!
My husband and oldest son did the digging.
Luckily, the nursery delivered it all the way to the backyard, so we just had to drag it a few feet over to where it needed to go.

As the tree ages, the bark will peel off in spots, making the tree trunk mottled with different shades of brown and gray. It will also give us lots of leaves to rake in the fall--my oldest was excited about that! I'm looking forward to watching it grow.

p.s. Do you love those clouds in the background?
You know I do!