Hey tree fans! My mystery tree has made some excellent progress. It's about my height now, the trunk seems to be about 3 inches thick at the moment. There's a great reddish coloration on it about halfway up, but I still haven't been able to figure out what it is. The grass around it seems to have died though. Maybe the roots are sucking up too much for David's backyard's crappy soil, haha!
Professor is going to show me some rarer arbor books tomorrow, so hopefully I'll be able to find it in there! And if you want a free seed packet, don't forget to send me your address!