Our Ornamental Plum tree was planted two days ago. I stands about 8 feet tall. It was grown in a plastic potting bucket, maybe 8 to 10 gallon size. The root "ball" isn't very big so provides little anchoring and I have noticed that it appears to lean. I am worried that with the winds of Autumn, it may blow over, or become uprooted, so I think it needs to be staked. I rigged a temporary stake this evening to see how it would go, and yes, the tree is very correctable. I have read that we should not keep a tree staked over two years, so the tree doesn't depend on the supports but develops its own strong roots. What manner of staking is best? I have seen methods where several (two, three or four) guy lines extend from above a branch downward to a low stakes in the ground, or else taller stakes with guy lines running horizontally outward from the tree, which will not pull downward on a branch for support. Looking forward to your thoughts! ps. I am attaching two photos to show the difference with the experimental staking.