We planted 11 trees this week, 9 on Labor day and 2 another day. Six of the trees were babies which only took about 2 hours for all six but then each of the other big trees each took about an hour a piece. We were so tired and sore by the end of Labor day; when we dug our last hole that day I was literally on my knees as we dug because my body was exhausted and my hands and forearms were sore for the next two days. Whew! I had no idea how much work was involved with planting trees and digging large holes (especially in our rocky Utah soil)!
The newly transplanted trees need to be watered every day, the bigger ones need 5 gallons, so Nora has been my helper and each morning after we get the kids off to school we go out and water all our trees which takes about 15 minutes.