We stumbled on this accidentally last year as we were trying to get the Catalpa seedlings we started at the Chicago workrooms up to the farm.
Catalpa seedlings at 4 weeks old.
For the first couple of weeks, we used a cellophane-covered cage in a canvas bag and moved six at a time. That was taking forever.
Fine, but a little tedious on the train.
Then we noticed that there are three sewing machine cases that were sitting empty. Genius struck, and now we use them to transport all of our plants when we have to travel back and forth. It is light, protective, and very easy to carry!
Sewing machine cases make a great plant transport system.
And that’s it. No need to worry and fret about the stems breaking or it getting knocked about.
The Arbor Day Foundation has a terrific website that can help you identify trees out in the field.
Catalpa in Bloom
You can either buy their guide What Tree is That? or you can use their online tree identification site.
Their site has tons of other tree-related information. Go check them out!
You can also identify scores of trees by their common name at the Ohio Public Library Information Network.
Indiana Woodlands Steward has a nice site, and the Nature Conservancy has a great page on identification in Winter.