|Out of the nursery pot, showing root ball|
When I bought it at the nursery, I thought these trees had been sitting in the containers for the season. Taking out of the pot, I see that's not true. They were dug up from the nursery row, balled and burlapped, and transported to the nursery. There, compost soil was placed in the container, the tree added, then more compost. So they looked like the root mass was much bigger than it was.
That makes me think it will be harder to establish. The tree is quite large for its root ball.
|Planting. Daffodil bulbs surrounding the tree.|
Daffodils are reportedly deer and rabbit resistant, so I'm hoping they will have a bit of a protective benefit for the tree.
|Planted and mulched.|
I hope it grows.
We are heading into the rainy season. That should help this nice tree establish roots and settle in.