We said here that the foundation contractors had found a maple tree when they were clearing the site for the garage. They replanted it near the back fence. When we were building the timber frame the leaves were brown and crispy, it had a bit of a lean and it didn't look well at all.
But now look! Life!
It's hard to tell from the picture but the leaves are red which will be lovely. There is a lot of new leaves, even at the top, so we're sure the tree has taken in its new spot. Nice.