This is a maple tree seedling...if you didn't catch it already, it's the little sprig of leaves in the white circle. It will eventually grow into a tree, probably a vinemaple since they're the native variety.


The greenhouses were designed to will tiny seeds to life, growing them into seedlings large enough to survive outside. They start out in trays like these, which are thinned out into larger trays, thinned into little pots, and up and up until they're ready for the outside world.


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