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Pocket Care 101: How to set those crooked trees straight!

Updated: Dec 1, 2020

Do you have a few trees in your Pocket Nursery that look a little crooked? Watch the video below to see how ISA Certified Arborist, Stacy Borden, suggests you set them straight!

Why is it important to try and straighten out crooked trees? Well, as we know, trees grow toward the sunlight, which means that their general direction as they grow is "up." When you have a tree that is planted at an angle, any new growth it puts on will likely go straight up and not follow that angle, thus causing the trunk to eventually form a curve as the tree matures.

Curved trunks are not a death sentence for a tree, BUT most trees, especially shade trees like oaks and hickories, will grow into much more stable arboreal adults if they are trained to take on a straight and balanced form.

Thanks for checking in! Please let us know if you have questions about your Pocket Nursery or if you would like to share a tree story with us! We look forward to hearing about how your tree babies are doing.

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