When to remove tree stake

wardog25April 4, 2013

Most of my fruit trees are 1-2 years old. How do you know when is best to remove fruit tree stakes from young trees?

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Biomed(6)

If it has good growth from previous year and a decent diameter in size. I would undo the stakes and test them out. If no leaning then you are good.

    Bookmark   April 4, 2013 at 1:32PM
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wardog25

Thanks for the info!

So is leaning the only concern? What about storms that come through? Some might be pushed over by a storm even if they normally stand straight by themselves.

    Bookmark   April 6, 2013 at 1:46PM
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mes111(5b -Purling NY & 7b -Nassau County NY)

wardog

Depending on the root stock you may have to keep the trees staked period. The dwarf root stocks don't provide good anchorage and a strong wind could easily topple them.

Mike

    Bookmark   April 6, 2013 at 2:54PM
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