I was truly caught up in the spirit of my first Arbor Day celebration. I needed a tree to plant between my driveway and my neighbor's. So, I used Arbor Day as a motivation to get out and do it.
I wanted something that introduced a little diversity and color to the neighborhood. Over the years, redbuds have become my favorite tree. They are so representative of spring to me. I just feel good when I see them, whether they are flowering or not. (How can you not like a tree with heart-shaped leaves?)
The tree has grown quickly, more quickly than I expected. A friend commented that it must get a lot of love. In truth, the spot where it is planted is in a bit of a valley, so it gets plenty of water, if anything. But, I do love it. Thanks to it being right next to my driveway, I get to see and admire it every day.