The story of a spruce tree
We came across this picture from this past Christmas, and I wanted to share it. When we planted this spruce tree about 13 years ago it went into immediate shock and lost every single needle. We thought for sure it was dead. There was debate about shovel pruning it that same season, but my rule of thumb is to let anything go through the next gardening season before assesing if it is alive or truly dead. Well, I'm glad we refrained from giving up on it. 13 years later it was a joyous site every night I came home during the holidays. Quintessential New England.