Matt, Last March, 51283605 90 discussed on Gardening Naturally with John Dromgoole
At 51283605 90. Welcome back, everybody. Let's go to the phone. This is this is Matt. Good morning, Matt. What can I help you with? Hey there. Thanks for taking my call. I have a non storm related question for you. Yes, sir. So we moved in last march to a new construction and my trees that seem to be able to balance fact from the storm. Just fine. So thanks for your words this weekend, but I don't know how to take care of them. When I'm supposed to take down the I think they're called tie downs or what? The move those tell me a little bit about that. Sure if you have a steak tree, you first off. You. They really shouldn't steak trees unless the one they put in is so big that the canopy has that is big, much, much bigger than the root ball. Those tend to get blown over and a priest relief police so they should take the tree number two. The stakes shouldn't the binding Holding it to the stakes. You should always be able to put your fingers inside that finding you're not trying to strangle the trees. So those you really want to check that first. It should not be a tight rap against the tree. It should be loose enough that you can put your fingers in there. Usually usually it will depend on the tree and what you can do is grab the trunk and wiggle it a little right. Ah, years worth of staking. Is usually enough to be able to remove the stakes. This is all predicated on you know how bigotry eccentric cetera. So if it's been there about a year, and you grabbed the trunk and you wiggle it back and forth, and you see that it's really not going anywhere in the root ball's got a good connection to the soil. You can probably remove the states. Now you want to leave him for a while? That's fine. Just make sure they're not strangling the tree. Yeah, they still there Since they're young. They did. They are kind of drooping now,.