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When to remove tree stake

Posted by wardog25 9b (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 4, 13 at 10:05

Most of my fruit trees are 1-2 years old. How do you know when is best to remove fruit tree stakes from young trees?

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RE: When to remove tree stake

If it has good growth from previous year and a decent diameter in size. I would undo the stakes and test them out. If no leaning then you are good.

RE: When to remove tree stake

Thanks for the info!

So is leaning the only concern? What about storms that come through? Some might be pushed over by a storm even if they normally stand straight by themselves.

RE: When to remove tree stake


Depending on the root stock you may have to keep the trees staked period. The dwarf root stocks don't provide good anchorage and a strong wind could easily topple them.


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