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by txlawdog57 on August 11, 2005 12:42 AM
I planted a pine tree in my yard that I brought back from east texas last year and it is really growing good. i need advice on if there is anything i need to do or just leave it alone. do i stake it at a certain time or what. This tree was brought back as a young thing from my dad's place when he passed away and it means a lot to me. I do not want the winds to break it>
by Merme on August 11, 2005 07:34 AM
Hi txlawdog57 ~ [wayey]

I am going to ask one of the hostesses to move this post for you to another spot where it will get more replies!

All the best to you and your tree.

Merme

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by weezie13 on August 11, 2005 08:35 AM
Hello Txlawdog57,

Welcome to The Garden Helper's Forum,
and we are very glad you found us!!!!

I'm going to move your post into
PLANTS AND FLOWERS SECTION...
you'll get a few more responses in that
area...

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Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by txlawdog57 on August 12, 2005 09:25 AM
thank you for the welcome and putting my post where it belongs. kind of new to these boards,lol
by weezie13 on August 12, 2005 09:54 AM
Not a problem..
And we've got a some Texan's here too,
Great folks...
Njoynit, Jimmy/JV, TxWildflower, and a few others.

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
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- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by txlawdog57 on August 26, 2005 12:58 PM
[dunno] well, i guess my tree is doing fine without any interference from me. it is still growing. [angel]
by Dixie Angel on August 26, 2005 08:11 PM
Sorry that I didn't have your answer, but I wanted to say that I grew up in Kilgore. What part of Texas are you from?

Dianna

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by weezie13 on August 26, 2005 10:12 PM
Txlawdog,
I'm really no tree person, but I know a tiny bit,
I am hopin' someone will come in and help a wee~bit more with your tree question...

But here's one question I might answer...

quote:
do i stake it at a certain time or what.
If the tree is little enough, I'd not stake it,
plant it regular how you did and tap the dirt around the base/roots, and make a firm contact with the soil..

But when growing plants and trees, they must learn to put out their own roots, and they put out
certain kinds, like the one's to feed it's self, but also one's to stablize it's self too...
And if you stake them, they have no reason to put those types of roots, because the staking stablizes them..
so, I personally wouldn't..

How tall was the tree??
If it was of some good size, I might stake it for a very short period of time, but then take it off.

I know how senimental some plants or things can be, my dad passed away, and I have several of his plants he gave me and some rocks from his rock garden, and those little things that remind you of them... [thumb] [kissies]

Keep me [gabby] posted [critic] on how your tree is doing!!!!

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Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
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