When staking trees or evergreens with Parkwood® Tree Planting Kit to ensure strait growth:
Secure the trunk to the stakes using tree ties. Check these ties regularly to ensure they don’t tighten around the bark.
Remove stakes and ties after 1 or 2 years when the plant feels firmly rooted and doesn’t move when lightly shaken.
Left longer, these ties can severely damage bark and impede the flow of nutrients and water to the upper branches.