|Lexie the assistant|
Above ground, seedlings are 6-8" high. But like an iceberg, there's a lot going on under the surface: some of the roots are 18" or more. For this reason, we make holes very deep, and then fill in around the roots up to the surface. These long roots are particularly important in sandy Cape soils, where the tree can go deep to find a drink.
The young trees get a good drink of water, and then TLC over the next several years. If all goes according to plan, they'll be the right size around Christmas 2023!
|The woodsman prepares a hole|