Yep, its been a different year compared to the last few. I planted 10 DCO on my place last spring and they all made it through this past winter, I was impressed. I have mine in Tubes but was thinking of pulling them off. Do deer browse the leaves/branches of DCO's or can I let them go unprotected?
Wildfire, did you start all of yours from seed? I'm thinking of planting a long strip of them on my property so I'm thinking of trying seeds. What was your experience with growing them from seed? When did you start yours and when do you think you will have them in the ground?
Also, has anybody just tried to direct seeding them in their permanent location?