I wanted to find out whether staking new or transplanted trees is necessary. So I did some research, and wanted to share what I learned.
New and transplanted trees go through a similar period of transplant shock. Whether you are taking a tree out of a pot or out of the ground, when it goes into the hole you dug, the roots are completely unattached. They must begin to grab hold of the soil around it for support.
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Darla Menking is a certified Bell County Texas Master Gardener and a Texas Master Naturalist.