Transport a 8' maple in my pickup at freeway speeds?
I need to move a generic green Japanese Maple in a pot about 80 miles. It's in a container and the container/tree are about 8' tall. I think I can transport it in the back of my pickup since it's fall, the leaves are turning and beginning to fall. The weather is still in the 50s/low 60s. I think my only other option would be to rent an enclosed trailer and lay it on it's side for the 80 mile trip.
Do you think the tree would be harmed going down the freeway in my open pickup at 60+mph? I realize the leaves would be mostly blown off.
Thanks for your help.
This post was edited by fogbelt_steve on Sat, Nov 9, 13 at 13:50