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Young trees need less staking than we think. Roots need to wiggle around a little -- it stimulates them to grow. Staking is only necessary if the tree is very thin or your site receives a lot of wind.
If you must stake a new tree, use two stakes, one on each side of the tree for support. Make sure the loops around the tree are loose and that they do not chafe. The stakes should be removed after the first year.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|