“I have an interesting chronology to share with you and your customers.
-June, 2012 planted a little Giant Sequoia (received from you), on Father’s Day. Neighbors, without a clue of what it was, (and still haven’t told them), thought the little tree a bit out of place on a block with such mature, fully grown trees and landscaping.
-End of October, 2012: Hurricane Sandy swept along the east coast, devastating homes, property, and landscaping. We had a foot of salt water in our home, and the most of the landscape was wrecked. I went out the next day and washed away as much salt I could off the Sequoia…then flooded it with fresh water for a few hours
-Spring, 2013: The little Sequoia was almost all brown like all the other dead evergreens around me. A couple of branches showed a faint bit of green life on them. I pruned away all the dead branches…which left the tree looking like a bare, brown stick standing up from the ground. Then, I used a 20-20-20 liquid fertilizer on it every few weeks.
-August, 2013: As you can see by today’s photo, the tree is 58 inches high and growing at a breathtaking clip! It’s nearly five feet tall! This little giant tree took on the challenge of a giant storm, survived, and is now racing toward the sky”.
Thanks to Gary Kushner for this interesting timeline of his sequoia.
“Thanks for your help monitoring the growth of the Giant Sequoia you sent us in 2012. It was planted on Father’s Day of that year in memory of my dad. Its growth has been incredible, actually accelerating this year! Your Sequoia trees are beautiful and a thrill to watch them grow so fast!”
This image was sent to us on September 18th, 2015 from Gary Kushner updating us on how well his giant sequoia is doing.