Is there any hope for this tree?
I planted a maple & an oak tree from Lowes last June. The maple is doing fine but the oak is still pencil-thin and although it has grown to about 10 feet, it cannot stand up straight. It looks kinda pathetic and I'm wondering if it can survive.
see the photos labeled 'crooked oak' and 'crooked oak2".
I did put a fertilizer spike next to it in February and maybe that caused it to grow past its own strength.
If this tree has no hope, I should just get rid of it and plant a hybrid poplar or similar quick-shade tree for my patio area.