As to their hardiness, a Carolina mulberry grower testified as follows: “Yeh can’t kill the things. Yeh kin plant yeh mulberries jest like yeh would cane—cut it off in joints and graft from the one yeh want to. I moved a tree last yeah. Jest put a man cuttin’ roots off— and he cut ’em scandalous—and I hooked two mules to it and hauled it ovah heah.
I didn’t ‘spect it would live, but it did.”
“A Georgia Tree Farmer”; J. Russell Smith, The Country Gentleman, December 4, 1915, pp. 1921-22.