Year 1: 2008
It has been plagued, however, by a variety of nuisances ... The first year or two the lower branches were some rabbits dinner, followed by green bugs that likes to munch on its leaves. Despite the shade in the corner of my yard where it is planted, it sometimes appears to get too much afternoon sun and the early warmth and drought of 2012 did not help it at all. (In fact the warm weather had it leaf out early only to suffer from a frost - notice the last picture the leaves look terrible).
Year 2: 2009
Year 3: 2010
Nope, just today as I went to hang a birdseed pine cone on a branch, I noticed another branch with a yellow tinge. They say to cut 4-6 inches beyond the infected looking part of the branch but this is impossible: it is the entire length. If it infects the trunks, it looks like my tree will succumb to the canker.
Year 4: 2011