Weeping White Spruce - Columnar Conifer - 2019


This is now official the 33rd tree that we've planted into our lot since we've moved in:  the Weeping White Spruce.  I covered the details of this tree in a post here.  Today, I'm marking the planting of this tree with a post in the tree diary.   This is the eighth conifer with one going in last year (Weeping Cedar) and six going in this year (Canadian Hemlocks part 1 here and part 2 here).  This is the second weeping evergreen and it seems that I have a soft-spot for weeping trees.

A few days ago, I posted about how I moved some tulip bulbs out of the way and further from the fence to make room for this tree.  If you read the original Weeping White Spruce post, you know that this thing gets tall and skinny.  It will only get about four feet wide at the base, so I was able to put this pretty close to the fence. 

Below, you can see the recently relocated tulips and this new tree.


And to provide a little bit of further context in terms of placement, here (below) is the new tree in relation to the pair of Linden trees that are currently being trained.   One thing to note about the photo below, I'm thinking of connecting the beds between the Lindens and this Spruce tree


This season, I've ONLY planted (so far) conifer trees.  Seven of them through the Spring and that is because it is something that I've failed to address in any meaningful way during the first two seasons.  This marks the eight conifer tree in the yard as I mentioned at the top of this post, but the tenth one that I've planted.  Of the five trees that we've lost, two of them (Fraser and Hemlock) were Conifers.

Here's the full list of trees that we've put into the yard since we bought the property in 2016 and moved in during the Summer of 2017.  33 trees planted.  28 trees currently alive and adding to our landscape.  

2017 (9 planted. 3 Died. 6 of the original annual total alive now):
1. Flowering Pear in backyard on north side.
2. Flowering Pear in front yard by garage. (LOST and replaced)
3. Japanese flowering cherry
4 and 5: 2 Lindens that I espalier'd and placed by the south fence line near our kitchen windows.
6. A Dawn Redwood from Earth Day 2017 (LOST and replaced)
7. Nat's Saucer Magnolia in our front yard
8. A Corkscrew Willow all the way in the back (LOST)
9. A Crimson King Norway Maple near the trampoline

2018 (17 planted. 2 Died and weren't replaced yet. 2 were replacement from 2017. 15 of the original annual total alive now):
10. Another flowering pear from Earth Day 2018
11. Red Maple Sun Valley tree from Earth Day 2018.
12. Weeping Cedar tree - our first evergreen.
13. The weeping flowering cherry tree that the Babe planted for Earth Day 2018.
14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21. These Frans Fontaine Hornbeams
22. A replacement Chanticleer Pear tree (3" caliper) out front by our garage
23. Our second evergreen - a short Fraser Fir Christmas Tree out by the trampoline. (LOST)
24. This Canadian Hemlock that is the first of nine that our landscape plan calls for in the backyard. (LOST)
25. Our replanted/replacement Dawn Redwood. Same spot as the first.
26. This teeny-tiny Bald Cypress that I planted in the front yard, in between our driveway and our neighbor to the north.

2019 (So Far):
30, 31, 32.  This second set of three small Canadian Hemlocks along the north fence line.
33.  My new Weeping White Spruce that will only grow about 4' wide placed near the fenceline alongside the espalier'd Lindens.  

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