There’s a bunch of this stuff around. It grows all over, but I never knew what it was called. After leaf-out, I used one of those plant-ID websites where you submit a picture, and I’m 99% sure it’s Viburnum prunifolium. I collected this average looking shrub, obviously after leaf-out, just curious to see what would happen. As it turns out, a month later, it’s still in good health. The roots are evenly spread, with lots of fine roots close to the trunk, and I’m also a big fan of the bark. You’ll notice the current leader is very long. I wanted to leave enough leaves on the tree for recovery after collection. I’ll chop it eventually. The bush in the background is lilac. I figured it would offer good shade for a recovering understory tree.