When a tree is planted should it be staked?

When a tree is planted should it be staked?

Although it is sometimes necessary to stake trees to keep them upright and allow establishment, there are some adverse effects of staking.  Allowing a small amount of movement can help root and trunk development.

Of course, the worst effect of staking is the possibility of trunk damage from the staking wires or ties.  Staking materials usually should be removed after one year to avoid “girdling” the tree.

If you’re not sure whether your tree should have the stakes removed call a professional arborist to make an evaluation for you.

Acorn Arboricultural Services, Inc., is a local tree services standing by to help you with your tree service needs. We have professionals on staff ready to inspect your property and will give you a free quote.  If you have serious tree concern, consult our professional arborist who will identify the causes of tree health problems and make recommendations for treatment.

Contact Acorn Arboricultural Tree Service, Inc. with any additional questions or for consultation using our online form or call us at 916-787-8733916-787-8733!

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  1. Thanks for the information on staking new trees. I have always staked new trees in the past to help them grow straight. I’ll be sure to remove all stakes at one year to avoid unnecessary trunk damage. Great tip!

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