I've just been given about 25 saplings, between 2 and 3 ft high comprising mostly of Sorbus aria ~ Whitebeam, Then some English Oak ~ Quercus robur, Common Dogwood ~ Cornus sanguina, Wayfarer Tree ~ Viburnum lantana and some small Silver birch ~ Betula pendula. They were originally cell grown, planted out in our local museum nursery bed and are now not part of the museum garden plan, They were only basically heeled in and the roots are all pretty small. At the moment I have them in the shade in an emergency bucket of water, I realise they have to be established and make sure they are growing before I can do anything with them, but that's all I do know. If really would appreciate some help and information, even a link with some step by step instructions for transplanting and care of young saplings and a few years examples of root and pruning information. Tomorrow I must wizz out and get pots and compost to keep them in until I can do whatever I have to do, I don't know where to start apart from keeping them alive.
I wasn't going to turn them down, but I wasn't exactly prepared for them, Help please