Bur Oaks planting - request for instructions
I have just bought three wonderful bur oaks (about 10-12ft) for 165$ each. I thought that since the plant is so slow I might make the sacrifice to give it a little headstart.
The question is how am I going to plant them. I have read that bur oaks make deep taproots, but the container they grew in is rather small (probably about 5 gallon) and I am wondering if those growth conditions have damaged the root system in a way that will make the tree be unhealthy.
Should I loosen the soil within the root system of just keep the root system the way I got it and hope for the best?
Any advice would be helpful. I just LOVE bur oaks and I want these to be very long lived and healthy plants!