I have been avoiding the Sayre Walmart like the plague but I had to return a movie so I thought I would go check out the Dunstans as mentioned above. They are listed for $29.97 per tree and they have over a hundred in stock. Looks like they sold 4 of them. Here are the pictures I took:
A few things to mention. I got "talked to" by the Walmart employee. I pulled one out of the container to take a picture of the roots and he told me that I am not allowed to take them out of the container. I said how else can you check the health of the tree and he said it has green leaves. Can't win with a know-it-all! Anyways, when I lifted it out of the container the soil fell away from the roots which is a horrible sign for the health of the tree.
The next thing to mention is a tree should not have to be held up by a bamboo stick! If the tree was grown for height, not health. Several trees have catkins which is a good sign for a healthy tree. If someone does by some of these, please DO NOT let them produce because the nutrients should be going into growing the roots and trunk.
The trees are 15 months old, not 2 years old. When they were growing these they added too much Nitrogen to the soil which is why they are so spindly and as stated above they are only trying to get height.
My question is, and maybe I should start a new thread, but, do you guys like a tall tree that are very thin and would break in 10 mph wind, or a tree that can withstand 60 mph and half the height and twice the roots?
Depending on the responses I may change the way I grow them.