Posted: 07/05/2012 at 00:42
Thank you all for your comments. They are greatly appreciated.
The tree will be planted at an institution where there are ground staff, enough room and close enough to buildings I am told.
As for the whole size issue, the reason I stated allegedly is because I was sceptical of a tree being such a size at that age. After looking at several sites it seems this is so.
I attach the link an example. This link is primary for Gary Hobson and blairs so they can understand where I am coming from. Likewise if of course I have made a mistake please say. The site I am no way connected with, nor endorse and is only highlighted as a reference.
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Otherwise judging by these comments I can plant the tree soon as long as watering is available. If I can wait until Septmeber it would be better. Great.