Tutor or not tutor?

SONY DSCYou have decided to plant a tree, good for you took. You have selected gasoline and location within the constraints of your land, planting was carried out in the rules of art, and now you and ask how to anchor your tree while you questioning the relevance of this intervention ….

Staking is the most used, but this intervention can be harmful, especially if it is poorly made or maintained. An extremely rigid and limits placed too high natural anchor the tree can generate friction sources of injury and if the links are “forgotten”, they can strangle the tree ….

Why maintain the tree?

The wind plays an important role in the development of a tree, to acquire a well established root system (and a strong trunk) must be stimulated. Of course, if a burst is the sunset or tilts 45 °, the effect is rather negative! When the trunk moves too small roots that are trying to develop beyond the mound breaks and rooting suffers, it is for this reason that aid retention is necessary. A good staking must support the shaft and allow it to move.

What are staked trees?

-Trees located in a very windy.

The-trees with low

-Trees planted in a soil unfavorable to the anchor (very wet soil or very sandy).

-Trees with few roots in relation to their height or volume of their crowns.

Trees-bought or freshly potted bare root.

What type of staking adopt?

It is recommended to attach the stem to the tutor to about one third of the height of the shaft, to allow it to move sufficiently.

One vertical tutor: to reserve the seedlings because friction can damage the trunk and roots.

One tutor inclined at 45 ° to the wind diposer (and tied with a link or a necklace that prevents friction) should be sufficient for a tree with a diameter at one meter above the ground is less than 5cm.

Three tutors for larger trees with a trunk diameter of 5-10cm (with only two guardian tree does not move enough). This soultion to the advantage of protecting the subject of possible impacts of mowing or clearing, to avoid soil compaction and preserve the saucer. Beyond 10cm trunk diameter, bracing or anchoring motte are preferable.

It is essential to check regularly that the guardians or collars do not hurt the tree.

Tutors used to ensure the growth of the tree and the development of a root system adequate period after planting,. If it had a normal development during the next two years, the guardian is no longer essential after this period and you can remove it.

Keep in mind that it is the guardian of the support shaft and not the opposite …

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