We brought home a dogwood tree from the Texas Wildlife and Woodland Expo! Emily picked it out and wanted it to be her special tree. They can grow to be 40 feet tall... and I hope her tree does! My thought is to compare these pictures with the ones we take around next Easter. And by the way, Emily is taking very good care of "her" baby tree.
The feathers are serving as tree markers so "her" tree isn't accidentally pulled as a weed... or run over with the lawn mower by accident. She has such high hopes for this tree. I just hope it makes it through its first summer!