Trees and Shrubs forum: Uprooted Baby Aspens

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Name: Benny Hill
Castle Rock, CO (Zone 5a)
Making something out of a little bi
Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
May 24, 2013 1:29 PM CST
Hello all,

I had a group of two volunteer baby aspens coming up nicely on the side of the house (right next to the house). Of course I could not leave them there so today we dug them up in hopes we could get a root ball of sorts. No such luck. It ended up being quite a mess when all was said and done and though we got a decent amount of roots on each sapling, many more roots were left behind. I dug a nice hole for them (this was all done just after dawn by the way) and back filled with a nice compost mixed with peat, etc. I then soaked the area for a long time and now they are starting to wilt with the heat of the day. They look to be in a pretty sad state and I was hoping I could get some input from folks here on whether they will make it or not. Any advice, sharing of personal experience, etc. will definitely be appreciated.

Thank you all,

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