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Post for Trees

Post by smusgrav » Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:08 am

With my new built house they put metal post to hold up the trees. How long do you let them hold on to the trees? I have already let them stay for a year but thinking they might be time to go.

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Re: Post for Trees

Post by Visitor » Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:27 am

Depends on the tree/soil. First step I would do before removing all together would be to remove the straps and see how they do for a bit.

We have Italian cypress that had been supported for 3 yrs and after removing the straps 20% fell or leaned after a storm.

Something like an oak or maple would likely need less time.

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Re: Post for Trees

Post by OnyxsLawn » Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:10 am

I have found that the trees I plant do better un-staked. Thats usually from planting smaller 3' saplings. Root balled trees usually need 2 years of staking before the roots spread enough to stabilize them.

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Re: Post for Trees

Post by smusgrav » Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:54 pm

Thanks. I have Oaks. I think I will leave on for another year.

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