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Thursday Tree Love: My Adopted Gingko


There’s a lot of tree planting going on in my city. That’s a good thing, but we also need to do a better job of preserving the mature trees, the canopy. During the dry spring and summer, some of the newly planted trees were dying. I signed up to adopt one that had been planted a few miles from my house. My job has been to give this tree five gallons of water during any week that lacked significant rain. Sometimes, I give a little water to the tree nearby who has supposedly been adopted by another person.

When I first visited my adopted tree in the spring, I was surprised to see it terribly bent over from the wind. Someone had put a stick next to it to try to prop it up, but it wasn’t working.

My first visit.
I tried to prop it up after the first watering.

Within a few days, I got David to help me put in some better support.

I visited yesterday and it was still doing okay. Greener than the other trees in nearby.

I’ll try to get another photo when the leaves change.

Thursday Tree Love is hosted by Parul Thakur on the second and fourth Thursday of each month. For more tree love, visit Parul ‘s blog here.

Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Jesus follower, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again as well as the short version: From Loneliness to Love.

18 thoughts on “Thursday Tree Love: My Adopted Gingko

  1. Looks nice! But it seems to be a communistic one, always turning left. Lol Chained like we can see, will give him the right direction. 😉 xx Michael

  2. Well done – tree love in action

  3. Good job! The tree is responding to your efforts!!!

  4. So good to see this! Thank you for what you are doing to save the tree and the results are showing. Would love to see this one grow and have a canopy of its own 🙂 Thanks for sharing with us, JoAnna. See you tomorrow.

  5. Oh wow!
    That tree is lucky to have you.
    I’m excited about seeing it grow. Looking forward to more updates. 🙂

    Have a lovely week, JoAnna. 🙂

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