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Q.Stake damage to Himalayan Birch

Zone PL30 4DQ | Anonymous added on October 12, 2020 | Answered

Hello, we have three Himalayan Birch-Snow Queen which are 3-4 years old. We have staked them using rubber blocks as advised on you tube. While the trees have been stable in the wind, the blocks have rubbed with the bark causing damage.
Should we remove the ties?
We are in a windy spot and feel that the trees still need supporting.

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Answered on October 13, 2020

They are past due to remove the stakes. It is recommended to remove them by the second growing season. If you want to repair the bark, this article should help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/repairing-tree-bark-damage.htm

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