Sunday, June 17, 2012

2012 Father's Day Tree

Every year I post something about our Father's Day Tree on this blog.  It is called the "Father's Day Tree" because we planted it in 1988, on my husband's second Father's Day.  Our daughter was just a little over one year old.  I posted photos of the tree at this link in 2010 and this link in 2011.



Last October New Hampshire suffered a big snowstorm now known as the Snowtober Storm.  This storm was devastating because it happened when our trees still had all their leaves.  The weight of the heavy, wet snow on top of the leafy branches caused many trees to lose branches, and many fell over or were damaged beyond repair.  Our Father's Day tree sustained much damage, as you can see in the photos.

We live in a condominium community that was hard hit by the storm.  Because many trees were damaged, not just our tree, they have not all been trimmed or repaired yet.  In our town, the damage was so extensive you can still see downed limbs in the forests, and many toppled trees.  We hope this tree will be trimmed this summer, and we are praying it has not sustained permanent damage.  This episode in it's life will be just like the rest of our family history that accompanies the photos of our Father's Day Tree.

2012 Father's Day
UPDATE!  - A tree service arrived on June 19th, two days after Father's Day, to repair the damage by the storm.  The tree was trimmed and assessed to be in good health.  Here's to many more Father's Day photos in the future!

The 2010 Father's Day

The 2011 Father's Day Tree Post

Copyright 2012, Heather Wilkinson Rojo


  1. You could keep your precious father's day tree alive! You guys just need to prune some branches and do some trimming here and there, to promote good growth. Theres always a chance for recovery.

    -Tony Salmeron

    1. Yes, we've been waiting for the chance to have it trimmed. It is over three stories up, and we need a professional tree service with a power lift or some other way to reach the branches. Hopefully we won't have to wait much longer!

  2. Inquiring minds want to know . . . what kind of tree did you choose to plant as your Father's Day Tree? :-) It is hard to make out the leaves and trunk in the photos, but I am guessing it might be an oak?

    1. Yes, it's an oak. Just a regular old scrub oak, nothing fancy. I bought it when it was just a little "Charlie Brown" type tree, but it looks much nicer now.