Apricot Trees

Staking Up Apricot Tree That Is Leaning


Anonymous added on November 6, 2017 | Answered

How can I stake up my apricot tree to get it to grow straight without damaging it? It is about 3 -4 years old and is healthy but leans really bad.


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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on November 7, 2017

Temporary staking may help your tree. Leave the stake(s) in place for only one season. These articles discuss proper staking techniques:
http://www.myminnesotawoods.umn.edu/2008/12/staking-and-guying-trees-best-materials-and-technique/
https://www.extension.iastate.edu/forestry/tree_planting/stake.html

Pruning may also help your tree if it is heavier on one side. It may also be necessary to remove some fruit if heavy fruit load contributes to the leaning.
http://acmg.ucanr.edu/Growing_Your_Own_Food/Pruning_Fruit_Trees/

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