Staking and guying of trees is rarely needed and is only necessary when the tree will not stand up on its own. These practices may be necessary for 1-3 years while roots are growing and beginning to stabilize the tree. Check attachment points on the stem every 3 to 6 months, loosen if necessary and remove within one year of placement.
For more information : Staking and Guying Trees: Best Materials and Techniques
More information on each step:
- Seasonal care: Overview
- Evergreen branches
- Evergreen shrub shearing
- Deciduous branches
- Staking / guying
- Stem, branch, and foliage protection
Authored by Rebecca Koetter, Gary R. Johnson, and Dave Hanson: University of Minnesota
Funded in part by USDA Forest Service: Northeastern Area
Chart designed by Andrew Rose: www.handeye.us
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