The trees I ordered from the Monroe Conservation District arrived Friday. I drove over to pick them up first thing in the morning and got there shortly after they opened the doors.
My package contained 50 trees — 25 white pine and 25 white cedar– so it was small enough to carry in one hand. The tree seedlings look beautiful.
- I placed my seedlings in a bucket of water for a while to re-hydrate them a bit before planting.
White pine grows very fast in our sandy, somewhat acid soil. I have never planted white cedar here but I’m sure that they will do well too.
Fifty seedlings doesn’t take too long to plant. I noticed other folks picking up orders that were much larger than mine. Some had several gunny sacks worth of seedlings. I mentioned to one fellow walking out with a large order that it looked like he had a big project on his hands — he just grunted and walked out to his truck with the last of his order.
Judy and I planted our seedlings Saturday morning. The cool weather this week will help them get off to a great start.