Don't stake your tree's?
Most experts will tell you not to stake your trees. Staking your tree's reduces the
"swing and sway" that tree's naturally do in their normal
environment. This "swing and sway" is required for the natural
development and growth of your trees. However, some people still want to
stake their tree's for at least the first year of the trees growth. This
I understand is acceptable, as long as after the first year, you remove
the stakes and let the tree grow naturally. Here's an example of why you
should remove tree stakes after at least one year.
Here the nutrients moving down to the
roots of the tree are
being restricted by the stake wire. The bark of the tree has already grown around the wire. Due to the neglect
of the trees owner, this tree faces certain eventual death.
Not only have
these stakes outlived their usefulness, but they haven't helped to keep
the tree growing straight. I think it is safe to say that besides caretaker
neglect, this tree has experienced trama beyond the caretakers control. Possibly, having been hit by a
When landscaping a perennial bed, keep in mind what
your bed will look like during the winter.
evergreens are certainly called for here? The caretaker had flowers in
the barrel during the summer, however, during the winter the whiskey
barrel seems to double a as a trash receptacle.
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