Q.Mimosa Tree Base Not Getting Any Thicker.
My mimosa tree has been in my yard for well over a year, yet the base hasn’t gotten any thicker even though it has grown in height well over a foot and a half. It is so top heavy now it is beginning to bow over and I’m afraid it will snap off in a heavy wind. It is staked up the trunk and is also staked on both sides with a guy wire between the stakes. What can I do? Do I dare remove the center stake?
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I would remove the center stake. The tree needs to be able to sway a bit with the breeze, this will help it strengthen. After reading this article below, you may want to remove the outer stakes too pretty soon. At least replace the wire with a softer and looser tie.