Back in April I got a free tree on Craigslist. It’s one of my favorite trees, the Fern Pine or Podocarpus gracilior, but my husband doesn’t like it. Because it was free he couldn’t complain so he picked it up on his way home from work. The poor thing was in too small of a pot and not doing well. My hubby called it the “Charlie Brown Tree”.
I have high hopes for “Charlie”. He’s starting to get fuller and I hope he’ll give us some decent shade in two years. I’ve shown my husband various examples of how awesome the fern pine can be and I think it’s growing on him. The Fern Pine is clean, pest free and an evergreen, all qualities I need for it’s location. “Charlie” now resides on our south side median facing the school. I think he feels loved.