Stake for survival. Until a tree is firmly rooted in its new home, it may be in danger of being uprooted by things like windstorms. This is why we encourage growers to stake new trees for protection. This revolutionary stake and strap system holds your trees in place while also allowing them to move as they grow. For best results, install tree stakes at, or soon after, planting time. Strongly recommended for young dwarf trees. Includes a sturdy fiberglass rod (48" tall x 5/8" around) and flexible strap (3/4" wide x 10 1/2" long).