I like planting trees as a metaphor (doing something now that will last into the future after we’re gone) and as a Good Thing (because: #treesaregood). For the actual planting part, I’m good when they’re below a foot tall. Maybe two feet. It’s that “Dig a hole at least twice as large as the root ball” instruction, that never includes “…but first, pick an area that has never grown a tree in the last 50 years, to avoid having to spend so much time cutting through roots that ‘twice as big’ becomes a steadily diminishing size.”

Husband & retiree. Developer, tech writer, & IT geek. I fill what’s empty, empty what’s full, and scratch where it itches. Occasionally do weird & goofy things.

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