Was given a Japanese Maple for Christmas for our new house and now I need to plant it. Have read that it is easy to transplant. Will be completing yard in next two months and that is where it will probably end up. How do I get it into the ground to survive the still cold weather.. In East Texas, so our cold is sporatic. It is 25 this morning. Any suggestions. I am a very non-tree planting gardener. Mostly veges. Trees either survive or not. This one needs to survive since it is house warming gift from brother. Thanks for any suggestions. Pam