On permanent stakes
A message here on another topic got me thinking about staking trees. I've never done a permanent stake and none of my "anonymous dwarf" trees have ever needed it. But I suspect the one on Bud 9 will, and maybe one or two others.
But when I look at my older trees, it occurs to me that if I had put in a permanent stake while they were young, the trunks would have by now grown over the stake.
What am I missing?