Received a pin oak from my uncle a little less than two years ago as a transplant. It's about 9ft tall today. The tree had a noticeable bend to it when when it was transplanted. I tried staking it, but that appears to have made things worse as the top is growing very crooked. I've been doing a bit of research online and it seems that staking is a somewhat contentious practice. I've removed all the staking.
A couple of questions for the community. I don't mind a little bend, but the current bend at the top is excessive. Is it likely the tree will straighten up if I leave it alone? Can I use guy wires to help fix this or will it only make matters worse?
Thanks for any input.