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apple tree bending over

Posted by cybrmatt (My Page) on
Sat, Jul 6, 13 at 16:21

I have a young apple tree that I got from a home store a few years ago. It seems generally healthy and is even producing fruit, but the trunk is so spindly that it's constantly top-heavy and bending over. It's *really* flexible. I'm concerned that it's going to snap in half in the winds if it is't supported. I've always braced it upright in the past, but it's getting tall enough now that I don't really have any stakes big enough to prop up the top. I was hoping it would have gained more rigidity by now, but it's just not firming up. What should I do?

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RE: apple tree bending over

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RE: apple tree bending over

I have 3 Mac Intosh apple trees. They are my dads actually. One of them is leaning extremely to the side. I just ignore the lean because past attempts at righting it failed, and my dad would get mad if I removed it. There have been apples on it most years.

RE: apple tree bending over

I am getting PO'd about thjis apple tree. I wish I could remove it. It is hard to prune it or harvest any fruit. My dad planted the tree so I will try to tend to it. And the other 2 apple trees.

RE: apple tree bending over

I use this for my Golden Raintree. It works perfectly, and what's great is it doesn't touch the trunk at all, unless the wind blows pretty hard.

The particular one I use has just has one ring at the top, instead of the rings going all the way down the support, but apparently they're sold out for the season. They're extremely popular..

Here is a link that might be useful: Gardeners Supply Plant Support

This post was edited by ilovemytrees on Wed, Jul 17, 13 at 12:33

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