Q; I bought a bare root tree, now what do I do?

A: When buying a bare root tree we recommend taking it home and getting it in the ground as soon as possible. If that is not possible, you need to put it in a cool area out of direct sunlight and cover the roots with wetted-down mulch or straw. Exposing the roots to sunlight rays for a long period of time will cause the roots to dry and cause poor survival and growth. 

When it comes time to plant -

If you are adding mulch, spread it to a depth of 2-3" over the entire planting hole. Mulch can help conserve water & prevent weeds.