Question about tree staking please :)

Asked June 21, 2020, 11:57 AM EDT

Hello, Question! I recently unstaked a tree I got from a nursery after hearing that leaving it staked to long would make it develop a weak trunk and shortly after removing the tree now hunches over 1/2 way up (see photo) should I restake it or will it grow back straight over time?

Fayette County Kentucky

1 Response

Staking newly planted trees is often not necessary. Purdue Extension has a wonderful publication on this topic that I believe will be very useful in this situation. Here is a link to it, https://www.extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/FNR/FNR-547-W.pdf . Please call us at the Fayette County Extension Office at (859) 257-5582 for any further questions.