A sapling does not immedietly become a great Bodhi tree, it's a gradual process. But with every passing day, week and year that sapling grows just a little bit higher. So long as conditions persist, it will one day become that great Bodhi tree.
Good for us to see the beauty of the sapling though, and not wish too hard for it to be different from what it is right now. The present is all we've got, after all.
"For a disciple who has conviction in the Teacher's message & lives to penetrate it, what accords with the Dhamma is this:
'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." -