This time, the three-year-old Black Tartarian sweet cherry tree. Three years old!
We watered it, tended it. Pruned it. Fed it.
Evidently, not enough.
I even talked to it when I’d pass by to check on the lilacs or haul debris to the compost bins.
Our late departed beauty came all the way from California, courtesy of Trees of Antiquity, an organic nursery that specializes in heritage varieties. Shipping fees had totaled more than the cost of the tree.
Our window is closing fast, but it’s not too late to plant a replacement.
A quick check on their website shows Miller’s Nurseries still has them in stock.
It’s off to Canandaigua we go.