My Replacement

In 2013, we had to have a 97' White Pine taken down from the front yard.  Unfortunately it was infested with some type of borer and would only get worse with time.  When it was removed, I told the Pres I wanted to plant a replacement but he never bought into the idea, telling me "We have enough trees around here."

Well, two years later I noticed that  there was an itty bitty tree emerging from the ground near the remaining stump and no, I did not plant it!   Mother Nature must have felt my sadness and gave me a replacement.  When I pointed it out to the Pres, he said, "Yeah, I saw it.  Look like you're getting your tree back."

The little guy is now about 7', as height runs in the family.  Eastern White Pines grow rate is between 2'-3' a year.  By the way, the stump in the background (which is about 5' in diameter) is what remains of the original.

Yes, today I am thankful for everything and everyone around me...every living thing that has come and gone over my life.

seeing, saying, and sharing...

My Replacement

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Comments

Brian said…
That's really a wonderful thing, a beautiful replacement you weren't expecting. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!
Debbie said…
oh how delightful, what's meant to be will be...it is a cutie!!!
Michelle said…
I love this story. We have lost a few trees to disease over the years, here at our farm. I always hate it. Nice to hear that you had a natural replacement. We have planted ten new years in the last couple of years. Thanks for linking up today and stay well!
Jim said…
Terrific. Great post.
Catscue Cat Mom said…
How wonderful! What a beautiful little replacement.
Hootin' Anni said…
Now that is awesome to read!!
Sandra said…
I love it! It's really beautiful and we'll get more beautiful each year. And you didn't even have to plan it your tree is coming back all by itself. It makes me feel happy to read this story
carol l mckenna said…
How wonderful nature supplied you with a lovely replacement ~ delightful post and photo ^_^

Live each moment with love,

A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)
Terra said…
I think God knew your longing and sent you a replacement. One day it will be a home for birds so it is very welcome.
Ginny Hartzler said…
How cool! Looks like the old one had maybe spread it's roots and produced a baby.
Tanza Erlambang said…
you are lucky to have trees replacement from nature....

Have a great day
Ann said…
Sometimes the things we wish for do come true. That's really cool
Great photo of the "replacement" pine tree. I think I told you in a previous comment that I love evergreen trees. Your close up photo with the rain (snow?) falling on it is fantastic. It looks like Mother Nature heard you, and granted your wish.

In August, when the Tropical storm came through CT and did heavy damage on the west side of the state, I lost five trees in my yard. The first large tree fell on the other 4 in domino fashion. Two of the trees were ones that I loved: a pine tree and something that I referred to as a "jade" tree because of its leaves and me having no idea what species it was. Anytime I lose a tree in my yard, I'm a little sad. When I was walking in a wooded area a week or so ago, I saw a large pine tree that had fallen in domino fashion, and it took out at least two other pine trees, which made me sad to see. Besides their beauty, trees provide homes for various wildlife creatures.

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