I took some time yesterday to dig 8 sassafrass starts out of the corner of the garden. I once had visions of a no-till garden but that came to a screeching halt when I realized that the sassafras trees were just too close to allow that. Sassafras spreads via root suckers and given a season or two of no till, my garden would be a forest of sassafras trees.
The picture above is of one baby that I dug out last winter and placed in a 1 gallon pot. I’ve had a lot of luck putting them in pots in the shade for a couple of months to rest up followed by several months in a semi protected area (read partial sun). The following spring they are ready to go to new homes. The one in the picture will be going to my aunt Mallie in Oklahoma later this month.