Went and visited some friends of ours over the weekend and saw the house they moved into a little over a year ago.
Dave was showing us all the planting they had done, including a little maple tree outside the bedroom window. A young little maple tree - trunk was maybe an inch thick.
"It'll shade the bedroom well when it gets big," Dave said. And he's right - it's the right kind of tree in the right place for summer shade.
Dave is 80 - and my kind of optimist!