I was given some American Chestnut trees. They were bare-root but someone potted them before they came to me. I won't be anywhere near the family farm for another few weeks. And even then, no one will be able to water them.
They've already started leafing out.
I contacted the association who raised them, and the lady nearly came through the computer to strangle me for having them in pots. I share her concern, BUT I have to be realistic. I can't plant them yet.
Anyone have guidance over getting them through the growing season in pots?
I figure that next fall after they've gone dormant would be the best time to plant so I won't have to water them. Hopefully, then by string, they'll be settled in. Other option is to plant them late May and let nature take it's course.