I just realized that I never posted the pictures of the white pine saplings we planted from the Arbor Day Foundation. We planted them in two big clusters and surrounded them with black mulch. You can see the other cluster in the background.
Hopefully in time they will shelter us from the tragic view of the horrific driveway (road) that ripped between us and the neighbors, killing dozens and dozens of mature trees in the process. Hate those right-of-ways!
Grow little trees, GROW!
King Leo update:
The redwood King is budding feverishly but had not shown any needles yet.
All hail King Leonidas!