Staking a tree is not always necessary. In fact, staking a tree can sometimes do more harm than good. Some trees may need extra support, you may consider staking your tree for the following reasons:
- If your newly planted tree is bare root. If you plan on using grow tubes you do not need to stake your tree.
- If your tree does not stand on its own, or if it leans.
- If you live in an area with high wind, or loose soil.
If your newly planted tree does not stand on its own, or if you are not using grow tubes you may consider the following instructions for staking your tree.