Mulberry Tree is Bent
Im new to this site, so here goes.
My mulberry tree is bent at the top just below the branch line. Is there anything I can do to straighten it out.
Its straight until about 6 in from the tree top (Where the branches start to grow) and then bends forward. Im afraid if it continues to grow this way , the tree's top will bend to the point of breaking it. I cant find anything about staking a tree if the tree itself is bent. It seems all
I can find on line is if the tree has begun to grow from the ground and is leaning. My tree isnt leaning. It comes out of the ground straight as an arrow. But once it reaches about 6 inches from the branch line, the tree has a crook in it forcing it forward. Can I stake it just below the bend on one side and then pull the top the other direction to straighten it? Or will this damage the tree? I also thoughbt about using a bamboo steak to tie it to the tree so it could straighten it out, but I think the tree istelf is too thick for this. The tree is about 8 feet tall with a 3 inch trunk. Its been in a container until recently where it has been placed in the ground four days ago.