Betula jacquemontii

a1154a1154 Posts: 749

My order of trees has arrived woo hoo. Im wondering if you are supposed to stake a multi stemmed birch?  Not actually sure i can, unless i use a very short stake, what do you think?  Its pretty windy here. 


  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,088

    How tall is it?

  • a1154a1154 Posts: 749

    The order was a 2m one, but ill measure tomorrow as that might not be accurate. 

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,088

    2m is near enough. That will stop quite a bit of wind.  Short stakes are OK, the top can flap around as long as the roots don't.

  • a1154a1154 Posts: 749

    Yes its 2m.  ill try a short but thick stake. 

  • HCAHCA Posts: 129

    I would always try to avoid staking, if possible.  If not then short stakes are best.

  • a1154a1154 Posts: 749

    Sorry, do you mean you try to avoid staking any trees, or you just talking about this case ie m/s birch? 

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