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staking tomato plants

How can I stake tomato limbs after they have been growing on the ground and heavy? I have most of the plant in a cage but some escaped and when I try to put it in the cage, it breaks. I am a new ...
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Pros and cons of different types of staking

I have got a 10 year old acer that leaned slightly towards a wall of a 2-story object, and on windy days it touches the wall, sometimes harshly banging its leaves and branches against it, and I would ...
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Staking an Orange Tree

I have an orange tree that is planted in a pot. As it has gotten bigger, it has started to lean and now i am getting concerned. I don't want the weight of the oranges to pull it down. How can I stake ...
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What is the purpose of supporting the tree this way?

I just came across this picture on Houzz: Is it to straighten the tree ?
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Should trees be staked when they are planted?

Horticultural practices do change and research can be a driving force. It wasn't too long ago that standard practice to stake a new tree was a six foot T bar and and a strand of wire. Should all ...
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Staking a Weeping Willow

My mother has always wanted a weeping willow and we have a nice spot that won't hold water, but the majority of run-off water from the yard flows past it. So I bought her one and planted it. I babied ...
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How can I straighten this crooked tree?

The landscapers left us with this tree which is growing crooked. The trunk is still pretty supple and you can straighten it manually, but it returns to being bent as soon as you let go of it. I have ...
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Is staking young trees helpful or harmful?

I frequently see small trees staked with some support twine or rope, presumably to aid against strong winds. However, I've heard or read somewhere that staking small trees can actually be harmful, ...