Sumac 'Tiger Eyes' leaning over

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  1. Irish

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    My 'Tiger Eyes' planted about three years ago is now leaning at about a 45 degree angle (possibly caused by snow load). It is planted where it gets lots of sun.
    The trunk is leaning but the foliage is oriented properly to the sun. I would like to replant the tree to straighten it. Is this advisable and if so would I do this in October or when would be to best time? Would the foliage on the straightened tree reorient to the sun?
     
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    Yes, the foliage will reorient itself.....

    Ian
     
  3. Irish

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    Thanks Ian!
     
  4. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    I've never seen a 'Bailtiger' (Tiger Eyes is a trademark) that wasn't leaning one way or the other. Green cut-leaved staghorn sumac also has this habit.
     
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    Thanks Ron. Maybe it just wants to lean and I shouldn't interfere with it.
     

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