These trees are my favorite trees. My neighbor in Hampshire had several in her "natural area" behind the shed. This area was wild and undisturbed and the little redbuds dropped seeds and tiny little trees popped up everywhere. I took one of the seedlings and planted it in my garden. Every year I wonder about my little tree and how it's doing. The people who bought my house didn't like yard work and the yard looks like it. It really hurt when I went back to see how things were doing, so I don't go back anymore. The redbud is probably doing well...the whole yard looks like a "natural area" now. I guess you shouldn't go back...the house was sold to other people and now it is theirs to make all the changes that they want. I just don't have to look at it. Now about 10 yrs later, here I am in a new house...and I've made many changes in our gardens. We gardeners all put our own individual stamp on our space. That's what gardening is all about...making your little corner of the world your home.