This months Cub Scout theme is “Leaf it to Cubs” and I found a local fellow up the road who was giving away some Red Oak saplings so I got some for our Scout pack. I figured it’s a good way for a kid to spend some quality outdoor time with his parents or care givers. Below is the area when the digging was taking place.
The planting was relatively easy and now the sapling is in our backyard. Click the images for a larger view.
Now we just wait on the tree to grow. We planted it beside my sons play set but I think by the time it’s providing shade he won’t be using that play set. Oak trees can grow as high as 115 feet in the forest. The Oaks that are about 8 feet away are around 35 feet tall and the squirrels love the acorns on the tree. Our dog, on the other hand, goes nuts when the squirrels are around.
For more information on the Red Oak click here to go to wikipedia.