Birches and Beeches
Did I tell you this?
The weekend before we had our teaser, 80 degree days a month or so ago, Rich and I went into our back woods and dug up 5 beeches and 3 birches. They were just beginning to break buds.
We planted them in the front yard and watered through the next cold weeks diligently. Ok, sporadically and when I felt like it.
Now, I have all 8 trees in leaf. I am thrilled, because beeches are notoriously un-transplantable. We dug deep, deep, deep on those and got as much of their deep root as we could. The birches we just dug normally, hacked out as much root as we could and stuck 'em in the ground.
My birches are between 15 to 30' tall. The beeches are smaller, because I took two, cute, 3' tall ones, and the largest is probably 10' tall. Those being so iffy, I didn't want to press my luck.
Anyway, next spring, when it's still cold, if anyone needs (needs?) some of these trees, let me know. They're beautiful and larger than many of us can afford to just pick up. :)