Leland Cypress Staking Question
During Hurricane Sandy, one of our 6 Leland cypress trees that gives privacy to our patio area has started falling over. It does not appear to have been uprooted yet, but it certainly needs to be staked and straightened out as it's leaning into a neighboring dogwood.
We've never staked a tree before, although we do have some general sense of how to go about doing it. The cypress is about 8' tall and 3' across I'd guess. We need to be somewhat cautious about the area because our underground sprinkler system has a pipe running nearby this particular tree.
Does anyone have any tips on how to go about doing this correctly? We currently have it temporarily held up with some heavy twine and wood stakes but it's obviously not a permanent solution and we'd like to get it corrected before the tree is too stressed.