They’re gone now, but they were stunning while they were here. With the right soil and growing conditions Japanese red maples reseed very easily. Problem is, the seedlings don’t always transplant very well. So unless you want to start a small grove of red maples, you have to try to relocate the seedlings. In all the years I’ve lived here I’ve failed to have one seedling survive. Of course, I’ve never tried very hard either. Until now. I transplanted a two year-old seedling out near our barn, and I’ve earmarked another to move in the spring. I’ll plant that seedling beside Dozer’s grave. Red maples seem to like acidic soil. We buried Dozer on the edge of the pine grove, so perhaps that will be a nice match.