Planting and staking a tree

Planting and staking a tree.

Trees in height 1 – 1,5 meters should be attached to the stake, which will ensure their stability during the rooting period. The height of the stake should be approximately the length of the trunk and allow the crown to move freely in the wind. The support will allow the young tree to take root properly and turn out strong, simple guide.

Flexible webbing binding, rope or a plastic band to separate the trunk from the pile and prevent rubbing. The wire ties damage the bark, therefore they should not be applied even temporarily. We should check the bindings regularly, to make sure, that they are not too tight.Depending on the rate of growth of the trunk, it may be necessary to extend the binding in spring and again in autumn.

Planting and staking a tree.

1. Dig a sufficiently large hole to allow the roots of the planted tree to be spread freely. When digging, store the topsoil on the side, which we will later use to cover the roots. Use the pitchfork to loosen the bottom of the trench, to make it easier for the roots to penetrate deeper layers of the soil and seepage of water.

2. When the pit is ready, we take off the jute material, which the roots are wrapped in (don't do it too early, so as not to dry the roots), or take the plant out of the container and place it in the pit.

3. If it is necessary to secure the plant with a stake, we stick it like this, so that it does not interfere with the free distribution of the roots. Before we hammer the stake, we take the tree out of the hole, so as not to damage the roots of the plant while hammering. Place the stake on this side of the tree, after which it will be less visible.

4. At the bottom of the well, we spread a layer of mature manure, which will help retain moisture and give the plant a good start. Cover the manure with a 15 cm layer of soil.

5. We place the plant in the hole and gently spread its roots. Before that, we cut off damaged roots, and secure the places of cuts with wood ash, or a fungicide, to prevent the development of diseases. We plant the tree at such a depth, that the root collar is at or slightly above ground level.

6. Mix the previously deposited top layer of soil with a few handfuls of bone meal and mature manure.

7. While backfilling with soil, shake the tree and gently tread the already covered soil. This allows the soil to get between the roots and cover them thoroughly. Form a bowl around the tree, which will allow rainwater to collect and soak into the root system. After planting, water the plant abundantly, so that the soil fills the spaces between the roots even more thoroughly. For the first year after planting, care must be taken, so that the earth around the tree is always kept moist.

8. Finally we fasten the tree to the stake.

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