Two years ago my two Grand sons on my daughters side of the family planted trees in our wood. Theo planted a Hazel and Fred planted an Oak.
Yesterday they wanted to visit the wood and check out the progress, we located Theo’s Hazel quite easily and put his name on a stone next to it. The hazel was doing OK and just getting taller than the protective tube.
We had more trouble finding Fred’s tree, we did locate a tube with three stones round the base but there was nothing inside the tube, obviously what was there has at sometime died or been eaten. I am not 100% sure that this was infact Fred’s Oak as I saw it last summer and it was doing OK. I will have a good search round in a week or so time.
The boys visited their ‘den’ but it was a bit worse for wear. I am going to plant the Christmas Holly berries all round the edge of it so that one day this might make a permanent hedge and strengthen the den.