I just opened a box of 4 trees I purchased from Bay Laurel Nursery and the large diamtered trees were simply butchered- hardly any root at all. I can see why lots of folks prefer smaller trees if this is the industry standard for small orders now.
Why don't these nurseries offer the option to charge us more and put trees in boxes large enough to fit some root? Of course, it's possible the trees came from Dave Wilson Nursery in this pathetic condition.
$124 for this! Sure hope they at least live.