Yesterday, we got our apple trees in. We ordered one Enterprise and one William's Pride from Edible Landscaping. They got shipped in a long box, wrapped up together. I had no idea that you could ship trees that way.
We are putting the trees into the back yard. We have a rather shallow back yard with the near, flat side covered in grass, and the far, sloped side covered in jungle and a few courageous bushes. The apples went into the rear strip. In order to put them in, we had to take other plants out, so I dug and dug to tip the big bush out. Time was essential as I had an apple tree in the box that needed planting.
The trees were planted in that super-black crumbly dirt stuff, so when you pulled them out, all the dirt stuff collapsed around the roots. That was not what I expected. I had anticipated more of a root ball and dirt that clung to the roots. So plants wound up a tad bit more involved than I had expected.
The two trees are in. Now they are getting watered by the rain.