This one looks exactly like it did when we planted it – pretty hopeless.
We got about a dozen hazelnuts, pecans, persimmons, and a mulberry from Grimo nurseries, and planted them with a modicum of planning, all around the property.
While they didn’t all like as dire as the specimen pictured still does, many of them definitely resembled a stick, with a tatty little snarl of roots at one end.
Most of them are now quite nicely leafed out with new growth – very exciting.
The biggest is nearing some kind of knighthood, if not majesty, and its long draping compound leaves provide a cool refuge from the sun for the chickens.
There are a few other much younger walnuts, too, and I’ve started to suspect they were planted by squirrels.