The bare root tree is attached to the hooptie with the roots on my side. I had been hoping not to get poked. We ended up attaching a piece of hot pink fabric to the end of it as a flag after I took these photos. I was returning it because it never got any leaves (and yes, I called in advance to make sure they would take it back!).
This ride was fun, actually, though I hadn't noticed the slow hill to the nursery from our house before.