Monkey Puzzle Tree - High Winds

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  1. janejanie1955

    janejanie1955 New Member

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    UK : North West : Liverpool : Monkey Puzzle Tree

    During yesterday's high winds (90mph) my Monkey Puzzle Tree (approx. 12ft) has started to lean over to one side.
    My husband has placed heavy bags around the base to try and keep the tree in position and straighten.
    Can anyone recommend anything else I can do to help?



    Jane Lambert (concerned tree owner!)
     
  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    If root-bound - as is often the case with container-grown woody nursery stock here - may need a stout post to keep it erect at this point.
     
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    Dear Ron tree is in the ground and it is 18ft sorry not 12ft, we dug done 3ft for planting purposes to give good start 8 years ago, growing approx. 18in a year which is very good as they are generally slow growing.
    Concerned the trunk not thick enough and there is movement in the trunk when in the ground.
    Jane
     
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    vitog Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Around here, trees that are too large to be supported by posts are held in the correct position with three equidistant guy wires fastened to the trunk with cushioned loops and anchored to the ground using sturdy stakes. This should work for your tree if you have room for the stakes, which should be located 10 ft or more away from the trunk (assuming that the guy wires are attached about 10 ft above ground level).
     
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    Thanx for that Ron
    Kind regards Jane
     

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