Swamp White Oak
First post on this site.
I planted this SWO last fall and it seems to be doing well. However, I've had it staked (3 point until recently) since planting to help correct a slight bend in the trunk. My decision to remove two of the stakes is because the tree leans to the left (in the pic) and I want the wind to assist with this correction - i dont want the other stakes to prevent the tree from bending to the right. I realize that it's best to remove stakes as soon as possible... I'm just not sure it's possible yet. I've removed all of them before and found the tree bent way to the left after some big winds so put the one stake back on for support. Is my logic skewed in this approach?
Also, note the close-up pic... Acorns already???