Arborists from Minneapolis and St. Paul came today to pick up the new city trees. The pot-in-pot field is almost empty now, we sent out 3 truckloads from there, and the container area is almost empty too. It was a long day of lifting trees, and looking around at all the dirt rings left, where my summer work once stood, I had a slight case of “empty-nest” syndrome.
Jonathan and I are going to bike out to Armitage neighborhood soon to help get these trees in the ground with the proper research conditions. We are going to be doing tests on the effectiveness of soil amendments, or putting organic matter in with the trees, not just the usual boulevard dirt, and soil rings, which among other things makes it a lot easier to water the trees.