This tree arrived in a corrugated carton, marked “This side up”, and it was in good shape. The root ball, in a plastic bag, was moist and heavy. The branches were protected within the carton. And the tree was held at the bottom of the carton in case the carton was turned upside down. The tree looks in good shape. It has a pleasant evergreen aroma. I’ve followed directions that came with the tree covering storage until planting and planting, and the tree is now in my garage here in Connecticut where it will not freeze, waiting for a warm spring day when the ground has thawed and I can plant it. It gets some light through the garage window. I’ll make sure that the root ball stays at least slightly moist through the winter. We’re eager to plant the arborvitae. We know that arborvitae grow fast and are hardy, and this tree will grow to 25 feet high and 12 feet wide. Its description says that it is deer resistant, though we have other arborvitae that deer have eaten, and we’ve surrounded them with fencing. Planting a tree is an act of faith — that nature will provide sunlight and rain, and that future generations will enjoy its beauty and its screening. This is a fast-growing, hardy, attractive evergreen that is shipped properly packaged and with instructions to survive until planting and thereafter.
attractive, well packaged, Good Instructions, fast growing, hardy