Three years later, still growing strong

June 20, 2020

June 25, 2021

May 26, 2022








April 26, 2023










This Black Cherry was one we got free from the Conservation Service and Indiana DNR. The first picture was taken on June 20, 2020 shortly after we planted it in our backyard. The sapling was then in a cage for protection, and the top visible rung on the cage is less than 2 feet high. The second picture was taken on June 25, 2021. By then the tree was a little over 6 feet tall. The tree reached a little over 10 feet in height by the end of May, 2022. Today, April 26, 2023, has the tree measuring a full 14 feet tall. According to what we have read, after about 7 to 8 years of growth we should have Black Cherries to pick.


17 thoughts on “Three years later, still growing strong

  1. “See the tree, how big it’s grown
    But friend it hasn’t been too long
    It wasn’t big
    I laughed at her and she got mad
    The first day that she planted it, was just a twig”

    I’m pretty sure you recognize those Lyric’s from “Honey” by Bobby Goldsboro.


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