On Sunday, we decided to drive out to a local nursery to see what they had in stock by way of trees. We were looking for a cherry blossom and a weeping willow - and they had both in stock. I took one look at these tall trees, complete with pots laden with dirt and said to myself - no way are we getting these home ourselves. They were easily eight feet tall. We asked the kind folks at the nursery if they delivered and they sure did - to the tune of $50. We mentioned that we had a pickup and found out that they use those to deliver the trees. Turns out that they didn't have any fancy tree-delivering trucks (who knew?) so we figured why not save ourselves $50 and move them ourselves. Fifteen minutes later, we were the proud new owners of two beautiful trees, secured in the bed of the truck with ropes and cables. Happily, the trees arrived at their new home without incident.
Since they grow to be so large, we decided to plant the weeping willow waaaaaaaaay in the back of the yard. The top of our driveway flows right into the back yard, which is very convenient for these occasions when driving the truck on the lawn makes life easier.