Just planted my Christmas tree
So I'm interested in your expert opinion on this one. Was planting my Christmas tree today a foolish action or not? This is the third year we have had a live Christmas tree, but for the other two years, the ground had not frozen by the week after Christmas, and I had no problem getting it into the ground. This year, not only did the ground freeze in December, but we had 18 inches of snow on the ground!
Now the tree is a Serbian Spruce (Picea Omorika 'Bruns') so I figure it is pretty hardy and probably would have survived winter in a pot, but given that we are 40 today, supposed to be 60 degrees tomorrow, and not supposed to get a very hard freeze for at least a week, I figured today was as good a day to plant it as any. The tree is in very well-draining soil but well-amended too. It has good protection from north and north-west winds, though it does get winter sun. It's about 5 feet high and it had a great looking root ball.
So what do you think....great idea to get it in the ground, or a tragedy waiting to happen? If you want to take a look..here is a picture, though I am not sure if there will be facebook permission issues.