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Cherry Tree Planted. Mulched.

I got the North Star cherry tree planted on Thursday like I planned. Ryan, Katie and Calvin helped as best they could as did my brother-in-law Tyler. Before planting the tree I tried cutting out the rest of the stump from the birch tree. 1/2 through the job the chainsaw died. After fighting the chainsaw for an hour or so, I gave up and left it overnight. Friday I used an ax and chopped as much out as I could.

Three Helpers
Three Helpers

Today Craigslist came through for me. I’ve been waiting for someone to give away free woodchips for a week or so, and today it happened. I filled up the back of our trailblazer and come home to put the chips around the trees.

How do you like the repairs I made to my wheelbarrow? The original aluminum legs folded over one too many times and wouldn’t carry a load. Good new wheelbarrows were too expensive when I had most of a good one still at home. So I used some 2x4s, and a long bolt I had in my parts bins and fixed it up.

A wheelbarrow full of woodchips
A wheelbarrow full of woodchips

Our little cherry tree is finally in its new home! What remains of the stump forms a small mound behind the cherry tree. Small enough that I covered it with sod and dirt, and am hopeful that over time it will rot and settle back down to be flat.

Our new cherry tree with woodchips
Our new cherry tree with woodchips
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