The horticulturist tells us that next spring we will need to pick off the flowers so that the tree can focus on its roots for one year before bearing fruit. That's always the way, isn't it? Even people need their roots first, then they can bloom and bear fruit.
It is comforting to know that the Oaklands community is finding tangible ways to remember Rene. We are so grateful for everyone's ongoing love and support. The only thing that would make losing Rene worse, would be to lose him and remember him alone.