Went collecting in Carson National Forest today. Permit in hand and dragging my 8 and 9 year olds along. They enjoyed themselves, even while I was digging trenches! Glad they came along. Scored 2 engleman spruce and 1 cork bark fir (possibly Douglas fir). 1 spruce and the fir have great shape, branching and had a very shallow and root filled ball. 1 spruce is a 50/50 call. Quite a few feeder roots but I heavily disturbed the ball. During the extraction several large rocks pulled the ball apart. The 1 fir has a great shape and deadwood. Great natural unicorn spike shooting out the top with a 2.5-3” trunk or so. Excited with the finds.