Our Tree Stakes are 50mm x 1.50m long. They are made from sustainably produced softwood and are rounded, machine pointed at one end, chamfered at the other and then pressure treated to extend their life. Each stake should be used with at least one tree tie and together these are some of the essential accessories required when planting standard trees and fruit trees.
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The newly planted tree is secured to the stake which should be placed to windward of the tree being planted (i.e it should be on the side from which the prevailing wind comes - so the tree is generally blown away from the stake. This prevents unecessary bark damage where the tree rubs against the stake. A top tip is to drive the stake into the bottom of the planting hole before planting the tree and try to ensure that 2/3rds of the stake is underground when the soil is returned to the hole. Use a tie to attach the tree to the stake and do so low down. The higher up the tie is the more likely the tree trunk is to snap in a strong wind.
Health warning: There are a natural product made from wood. In quantity they are heavy and care should be exercised when lifting them. Always wear gloves to protect against splinters.