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Essential support for your newly planted tree

One of the most important subjects when planting trees is staking and tying. In the first growing season or two, trees need adequate support to allow successful establishment.

Tree Stake


For an average standard tree of around eight to ten feet in height a round pointed tree stake about 1.8m tall and two to three inches thick, will give enough support to stop excessive root and stem movement. A little movement is desirable as this will stimulate root growth to enable the tree to be independent in a couple of years.

A buckle type tree tie with a spacer incorporated between the stake and the stem of the tree is the industry standard. These sort of ties are adjustable so that stem expansion can be accommodated . It is important that the tree tie is nailed or stapled to the stake to stop any twisting in windy weather.

Shopping online

You can buy trees, hedging, shrubs and topiary online by browsing our website.
If you do not see a plant or size that is suitable for you then please call as we stock a wide variety of plants in our tree nursery. It’s worth noting that many other websites sell other people’s stock (i.e. they act as an agent) so you cannot view the products at their own site. At King & Co, all of our advertised plants are available for viewing at our tree nursery in Rayne, near Braintree, situated just over an hours drive out of London.

Our knowledgeable and experienced tree nursery staff are always contactable via phone on 01376 340469 or if you have any questions regarding any of our trees or accessories.

If you cannot see what you require on our website, please complete the enquiry form. We will give it our urgent attention and will get back to you shortly with a solution that meets your needs.


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