I put the cuttings under a dawn redwood tree, a sort of deciduous conifer. It’s a shady spot, which is good for rootings, but it was also a rather dry spot, because the redwood’s needles are extremely dense, layer after layer, and do a very efficient job of screening out both sun and rain.
The right wing industrial warnings about environmentalism don’t hold in this case. Through this replanting, I’ve gained environmentally and aesthetically. I don’t feel deprived at all.