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New Eucalyptus Tree Staking?

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by Doug99, 2 Jan 2008.

  1. Doug99

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    I have young eucalpytus which was approx 3 feet tall on purchase during the spring and has been staked to prevent it swaying in the wind. It is now approx 7 feet tall and still looks fragile when released from the stake.

    At which point should I remove the stake as I understand that trees will eventually rely on the stake for support and will not strengthen properly?

    Should I cut the top to encourage it to thicken out first?
     
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    Hi

    ive never been a great lover of staking trees, they are not staked in nature and I only stake when pot grown and in a windy place for the first year while the roots settle in

    These trees are pretty weedy young, my feeling would be to take the stake away in spring and let it do it own thing.

    regards
     
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    as long as the roots are firm, take the stake away. we never stake ecualyptus trees (or any other for that matter). they come from a similar climate to ours and will strengthen very quickly.
     
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    Thanks both. I'm tempted to wait until the spring as it gets very windy here during the winter.

    It's predecessor was a good 30 foot tall and was blown over last year. Its roots were quite shallow which probably didn't help.
     
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