March 4: Tree
A few years ago, we bought a River Birch clump to replace a red maple that just up and died.
It too has needed a little help since we planted it...seems it needed a bit more water than we anticipated.
After giving it the water it wanted, along with some fertilizer, it now seems to be doing wonderfully.
I love how the bark peels away, and all the different colors show through. It's tempting to grab hold
and start peeling, but...I know that wouldn't be a very good idea. When the leaves are all in, it gives just
the right amount of light, dappled shade.