The story of a spruce tree

Thyme2dig NH Zone 5May 17, 2013

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.

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siennact

Gorgeous!! I can imagine how nice it was to come home to such a picturesque scene every day. I'm so glad it lived.

And I now have high hopes for my Charlie Brown Christmas tree blue spruce!

    Bookmark   May 17, 2013 at 9:42PM
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claireplymouth z6b coastal MA

What a pretty winter scene, thyme2dig! I didn't know that spruces could lose all their needles and still survive, but I'm glad it happened.

Was it really winter a few months ago? We switch gears so quickly!

Claire

    Bookmark   May 19, 2013 at 3:25PM
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Thyme2dig NH Zone 5

Hi Claire, I had never thought an evergreen could loose all needles and still survive. We tried anyway and I really didn't believe it when it came back the following year.

    Bookmark   May 19, 2013 at 4:29PM
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spedigrees z4VT

I just wanted to say what a lovely Christmas scene that is, and how beautiful your spruce looks now, Thyme. I hope our young spruce trees prosper as yours has!

    Bookmark   May 23, 2013 at 5:46PM
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