Thursday, November 6, 2008

Meet My Tree

This is the hardest working tree in my yard.  

This maple tree:
- is home to woodchucks, raccoons and squirrels
- is a good neighbor to two apple trees
- sometimes holds a swing and wind chimes
- grows a large root system that prevents grass from growing in the yard, saving me mowing time
- gives me several hours of raking exercise each fall
- gives us all shade when the sun is beating down
- is pretty all year

She is in fine form right now.  Usually in the fall, the leaves turn brown and drop off.  This year, the leaves are a nice amber color.   It must have something to do with the weather.  Whatever the reason, I love fall!

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