A year today since my first Inlet, which also featured this little tree. It has taken a lot of abuse in one year, especially since the newly hired lawn care service half-heartedly chops it down to nubs every now and then. Still, it just keeps coming back. Amazing.
A few weeks ago, this tenacious tree had a huge setback – it was chewed down to its trunk by some kind of animal. But with more than a handful of new leaves, I’d say it’s back, baby!
This shoot (what is it? botany, anyone?) has been establishing itself on the foot of that mooring bollard for at least a couple of years now. No fertile soil anywhere to be found – just Holy rusted metal, Batman! Persistent little fella.