So I am pretty frustrated right now with maples. I went on a spree the past couple years planting different cultivars and most of them died this winter it seems. One of them I planted a week before my daughters birth to be her tree and it was fine all last year..now looks dead, made it about one and a half years. I planted 6 different varieties last year at various times and various locations throughout my yard, now all appear to be dead. No green with a scratch test. When you guys get 1 gallon trees, do you plant them within a week or so, or let them fill out their pot before planting? I’m just very frustrated to have spent hundreds of dollars and substantial time to have nothing to show for it. All of these trees, but one, were from a certain mail order business. I even had one that I planted that died within a couple weeks of planting, and the nursery shrugged me off when I contacted them. I have plenty of other plants that are all fine. I had 12 maples, and am now down to 5. Two I planted in December of last year and three that have been planted for around 2 years. I haven’t had any other flowers or shrubs I’ve planted just kick the bucket like these trees do. What gives?