In the photo above you see our tree freshly dug with the root ball wrapped in burlap with a metal cage to hold it all together. The trunk and branches were wrapped to protect them during loading, travel, and unloading. Here are a few pictures from the "tree farm".
|The bobcat loading the tree onto the trailer.|
|My dad supervising.|
|Digging the hole.|
|More digging...My sister was obviously acting as the foreman on this job!|
|They mixed in some "homemade" leaf compost from my parents compost pile to give the tree an extra boost!|
Mid-way through my morning at work, I received this picture...Yes, they (they being my father, husband, sister and mother, who was standing by taking pictures) got excited and decided to get that tree into the ground on Friday! They used Adam's truck to pull the tree off the trailer and guide it into the hole.
|The tree is finally in the hole!|
|Pulling the burlap down around the root ball to prevent wicking.|
We spent even more time in the front yard this weekend after planting the tree. Stay tuned for more...