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Staking a tree that leans

Posted by Allen456 8 (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 11, 14 at 11:59

Last year I planted an elm "whip". It was about six feet tall, and when it leafed out the wind started wreaking havoc, so I staked it through the summer, fall, and winter. This spring I figured all was good and removed the stakes. Big mistake. Some nasty spring breezes nearly toppled the now twelve to fifteen foot tree, so I made a valiant attempt to stake the tree before going on vacation. Upon return, it appears as though the tree is still leaning about ten degrees. I can't for the life of me figure out how to get it upgright.

Any suggestions?

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RE: Staking a tree that leans

pic please

i would probably under dig 1/2 of the root mass.. and reset it ...

otherwise.. you are asking how to string a bow ... as in bow and arrow ...


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