Most people planned to plant their Sugar Maple seedlings within a day or two. This is good news since generally speaking, the sooner these trees are put back in the ground the better the survival rate.
So now, let’s get to the photos of the volunteer planters!
Looking at these happy faces, you almost HAVE to smile! Their enthusiasm is so contagious! Thanks again everyone!
Mona wrote: “We planted the Sugar Maple Seedling Memorial Day weekend. We have it mulched, staked and I also have now put a chicken-wire fence around it since we have rabbit issues. Thanks for the seedlings. There were actually 4 in that single cup.
Sandra said: “Great idea to put a chicken-wire fence around your baby seedling to keep away the rabbits! Let us know how it works out.”
Hi Sandra. We planted our maple on the back yard and it’s doing well. Thanks so much!
Hi Judy. Thank you so much for sending the photo. It really looks good there! You did a good job. I like that you put a stake in the ground with a little colored flag on it too. That should protect it from getting mowed or run over.
Good job to Rachelle who sent this photo and said:
“It’s been in the ground about a week. (I’m getting mulch delivered later this week. I just sat some loose clods of the sod around the base temporarily) You can’t see from the photo, but it is on a parkway near downtown Naperville.”
Rachelle: The mulch will really help it adjust to it’s new home. And don’t forget to put a stake in the ground to keep it straight and to keep it from being mowed down.