Thread: Staking

Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    Acorn
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    East-Central Alabama
    Posts
    12

    Staking

    I'm putting in a Red Maple and a Sawtooth Oak today, both about 10 feet tall in 25 gallon buckets. Do I need to stake them? If so, for how long? What is the best method?

  2. #2
    Sapling
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Alaska
    Posts
    72

    RE: Staking

    25 gallon buckets are pretty big. I think the recommendation is to stake them for about a year, until the root systems establish some. This way any wind that whips through won't disturb the newly developing root systems. I recently planted a bur oak and an elm, which were both in 25 gal. pots and just a bit taller. I did not stake them. We had a good wind storm the last two days and neither seemed affected. However, a smaller red maple I planted earlier this summer was greatly disturbed during a much less intense wind storm just after planting it. So, I did have to stake that one. I think that the best advice is to err on the side of caution and go ahead and stake them. You should only have to have them staked for a little while, perhaps until next summer. You can purchase tree staking kits at most large hardware stores. Red maples have fairly thin bark and could be easily chaffed, so be careful to find a kit that uses some sort of rubber that goes around the trunk. That should slip very little in a good wind storm. I believe that there are also pictures of how to properly stake a tree on this web page.

Similar Threads

  1. High winds and tree staking issues - need advice
    By Upperhand in forum Tree Planting and Care
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-16-2008, 08:39 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

X vBulletin 4.2.0 Debug Information

  • Page Generation 0.06072 seconds
  • Memory Usage 7,334KB
  • Queries Executed 17 (?)
More Information
Template Usage (31):
  • (1)SHOWTHREAD
  • (1)ad_footer_end
  • (1)ad_footer_start
  • (1)ad_global_above_footer
  • (1)ad_global_below_navbar
  • (1)ad_global_header1
  • (1)ad_global_header2
  • (1)ad_navbar_below
  • (1)ad_showthread_firstpost_sig
  • (1)ad_showthread_firstpost_start
  • (1)ad_thread_first_post_content
  • (1)ad_thread_last_post_content
  • (1)footer
  • (1)forumrules
  • (1)gobutton
  • (1)header
  • (1)headinclude
  • (1)headinclude_bottom
  • (2)memberaction_dropdown
  • (1)navbar
  • (4)navbar_link
  • (1)navbar_tabs
  • (3)option
  • (2)postbit_legacy
  • (2)postbit_onlinestatus
  • (2)postbit_wrapper
  • (1)showthread_similarthreadbit
  • (1)showthread_similarthreads
  • (1)spacer_close
  • (1)spacer_open
  • (1)tagbit_wrapper 

Phrase Groups Available (6):
  • global
  • inlinemod
  • postbit
  • posting
  • reputationlevel
  • showthread
Included Files (23):
  • ./showthread.php
  • ./global.php
  • ./includes/class_bootstrap.php
  • ./includes/init.php
  • ./includes/class_core.php
  • ./includes/config.php
  • ./includes/functions.php
  • ./includes/class_friendly_url.php
  • ./includes/class_hook.php
  • ./includes/class_bootstrap_framework.php
  • ./vb/vb.php
  • ./vb/phrase.php
  • ./includes/functions_facebook.php
  • ./includes/functions_bigthree.php
  • ./includes/class_postbit.php
  • ./includes/class_bbcode.php
  • ./includes/functions_reputation.php
  • ./packages/vbattach/attach.php
  • ./vb/types.php
  • ./vb/cache.php
  • ./vb/cache/db.php
  • ./vb/cache/observer/db.php
  • ./vb/cache/observer.php 

Hooks Called (70):
  • init_startup
  • database_pre_fetch_array
  • database_post_fetch_array
  • friendlyurl_resolve_class
  • global_bootstrap_init_start
  • global_bootstrap_init_complete
  • cache_permissions
  • fetch_postinfo_query
  • fetch_postinfo
  • fetch_threadinfo_query
  • fetch_threadinfo
  • fetch_foruminfo
  • load_show_variables
  • load_forum_show_variables
  • global_state_check
  • global_bootstrap_complete
  • global_start
  • style_fetch
  • global_setup_complete
  • showthread_start
  • showthread_getinfo
  • strip_bbcode
  • friendlyurl_clean_fragment
  • friendlyurl_geturl
  • friendlyurl_redirect_canonical
  • showthread_post_start
  • showthread_query_postids
  • showthread_query
  • bbcode_fetch_tags
  • bbcode_create
  • showthread_postbit_create
  • postbit_factory
  • postbit_display_start
  • fetch_musername
  • cache_templates
  • cache_templates_process
  • template_register_var
  • template_render_output
  • fetch_template_start
  • fetch_template_complete
  • parse_templates
  • process_templates_complete
  • postbit_imicons
  • bbcode_parse_start
  • bbcode_parse_complete_precache
  • bbcode_parse_complete
  • postbit_display_complete
  • memberaction_dropdown
  • tag_fetchbit_complete
  • showthread_similarthread_query
  • showthread_similarthreadbit
  • forumrules
  • navbits
  • navbits_complete
  • expand_navigation_state
  • build_navigation_data
  • build_navigation_array
  • check_navigation_permission
  • process_navigation_links_start
  • process_navigation_links_complete
  • set_navigation_menu_element
  • build_navigation_menudata
  • build_navigation_listdata
  • build_navigation_list
  • set_navigation_tab_main
  • set_navigation_tab_fallback
  • navigation_tab_complete
  • fb_like_button
  • showthread_complete
  • page_templates