My attempt to grow saplings from cuttings has ended in abject failure. I watered them with solicitous care, and tried to keep them from being blown all over the place by the spring wind, but they all just went brown and curled up.
Next time I'll try putting them in pots of water to see if they do any better. One lot will have some rooting powder dissolved in it, and another lot will be just with water. Hopefully this will prevent the instant withering that occurred with the first try.