I thought it would have died 7 day shipping it took. It was alive must be good packaging. It was planted 4 hours after delivery after soaking in water. All good.
Root ball firmly wrapped in burlap, tree trunk securely fixed to bamboo cane, safely boxed and delivered. But the planting instructions were -- well, weird, and sorely in need of a simple diagram to merit a five-star review. I found plenty of help in various tree planting websites. I'm sure my new Comice and Seckel will thrive in their new home in my backyard. They arrived as healthy specimens and show all the signs of having been reared with tender love and care. Thank you.