Service berry tree is falling over

Asked September 10, 2020, 12:44 PM EDT

My service berry tree is about 14 years old and 12 feet tall. It's staked but is falling over to the east side. Prevailing winds come from the west.
Is it possible to straightened this tree so it doesn't fall over? How and who can we call? It was originally planted by a nursery. They won't straighten it.

Erie County New York

1 Response

Well, staking a tree early in its life is okay, but the stake is usually removed once it is the tree is established. If a tree is staked ongoing, it will not grow strong on its own with natural movement. If you want to hire a tree expert (certified Arborist) to give an opinion, you can find one here in your area: https://www.asca-consultants.org/search/custom.asp?id=3818

Hope this is helpful.