Yes, you can remove the green tape when you plant the tree.
Yes, this tree can grow in Philadelphia PA.
This tree will not do well in Chicago.
Stuart pecans will start bearing nuts in year 6 to 7.
The Stuart Pecan tree is 2-3 feet tall when shipped.
you Need Zinc Sulfate, mix 4oz of the powder per 2 gallons of water, you spray this on the limbs and leaves. 1st application is in the spring once the new leaves start coming out, spray every 2 weeks till about mid June. If temp is going to be over 90 then do not spray any more. For Fertilizer use 21-00-00 apply 3 applications a year. 1st once trees are starting to produce leaves 2nd about last part of July, last application when leaves are starting to fall. use 1lb per inch in diameter. Most important thing is water, water water. A mature pecan tree 7 to 8yrs old 25ft-30ft will require 400 to 500 gallons of water per week during summer times