Some newly planted trees require staking for support. If tree stakes and support ties have been installed on your tree, the support ties should be inspected at the beginning of the second growing season and loosened if necessary to avoid abrasion or damage to the tree trunk.

Support is not usually required by the end of the second growing season.

If this is a City-owned tree, we ask that you kindly remove the support ties and stake at the end of the second growing season. Urban Forestry Services will otherwise remove the stake during regular maintenance of operations in the first three years of establishment.

If the tree has a strong lean you need to contact Urban Forestry, to schedule an inspection.