staking a conifer to establish a straight leader
Hi, I've just fallen for conifers so hard and two of the trees I bought this year I'd like to correct by staking. They're little guys(2 1/2 ft. in their pots)and bent over half their height. I'd like them to get taller before they start keeling over like they are.The nursery I got them from just said to go to a local nursery and they'd tell me how. No nursery around here I can trust so I thought someone on this forum could give me a lesson, please.What materials do I use and how without snapping off the top half or breaking the needles.How long do I leave it and how do I get to them when they get tall? Anything else you can think of. Thank you, Val
Calocedrus decurrens 'Aureovariegata'
Sequoiadendron giganteum Pendulum