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 stake-and-strap system holds your tree in place while also allowing movement as the tree grows. For best results, install tree stakes at, or soon after, planting time. Strongly recommended for young dwarf trees. Each Tree Stake includes one sturdy fiberglass rod and one 3/4" wide x 10 1/2" long flexible strap.