I have planted twenty-something fruit trees: peach, plum, nectarine and one cherry tree. Most of these trees were planted into the ground only in the last six weeks. Some of them had been potted in gallon pots before they went into the ground, others were bare roots that I just got in from Stark Bros. in late November. I live in west Tennessee, in zone 7, and my soil is very clay based. My question is this: it has rained, and rained, and rained, and rained some more. The only break we have gotten in the rain, almost from the day they were planted, was during the Christmas week, when the rain turned into a solid, slippery, ten acre sheet of ice. The land is now extremely soggy, and it is still raining as I write this. On top of that, the forecaster is calling for rain much of the next week! I did not have Noah's foresight to plant my trees on an ark. So what can I do to help them? Are my newly planted trees drowning in all the water? They have got to be drenched to the hilt. Am I likely to loose them? Is the fate of the potted trees likely to be different from the fate of the bare roots? Thank you in advance for your help.