Several years ago my husband and I bought a live Christmas tree that we planted in the back yard after the holiday had passed. Even though we planted it with care and nurtured it as best we could, that beautiful little tree did not survive. Its seeds did, however, and all on their own they found a way to grow. Now instead of one tree, there are three little ones thriving in our yard in the spot where their parent tree had lived. You can see them in this photo.