Hard to believe my Serviceberry tree (Amelanchier laevis) looked like this when it was planted in 2010. As part of  DC’s DOE RiverSmart Home Program, my front yard was BayScaped  which included a native tree planted by Casey Trees

Each year my tree has grown, but this year it GREW! And this year it demonstrated why it is called Serviceberry – we had a delightful overabundance of serviceberries! There was enough to share with the birds (or the birds shared with me). In any case, a long cool spring resulted in beautiful serviceberries by the bucketful (ka-plink, ka-plank, ka-plunk).

ServiceBerry

Amelanchier  laevis

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