As of my last count, there were about 75 trees in various stages that I was caring for. I happen to generally enjoy the work, but lately started to question whether I really needed to be caring for all these. It's not the number of trees, it's that some are tiny sticks and others have been mangled in my learning process - they are going nowhere or on a timeline I simply am no longer interested in. I'd rather focus my efforts elsewhere. So, I gave away some, planted some in the yard and simply off'd a few. For whatever reason, me and junipers just don't get along - it's the one species I can't seem to keep alive. For the better, as I like working with deciduous trees more. With the herd culled a bit, I treated myself to a nicer trident maple.