Tree Stake

Item #H1508, 48".
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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.

  • Stake for young trees: 48" tall x 5/8" around
  • Stake for robust young trees: 62" tall x 5/8" around

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Need to stake my newly planted, bare root trees. Similar cost as Amazon and free shipping. Stark also has more guidance info and helpful videos.
Paula G on Mar 18, 2021
To keep the trees stable
Nancy S on Feb 2, 2021
Need to stake my newly planted, bare root trees. Similar cost as Amazon and free shipping. Stark also has more guidance info and helpful videos.
Paula G on Mar 18, 2021
lots of wind. want to give the trees best start possible.
Deborah C on Feb 21, 2021
To keep the trees stable
Nancy S on Feb 2, 2021
More convenient that making my own.
Linda E on Jan 18, 2021
OMG these are great for smaller trees, wish the large ones were in stock. They are a must have in hurricane zone, through 4 hurricanes have not lost one single young tree thanks to these stakes. They are great!
Frances G on Nov 13, 2020
Young trees need help withstanding storm winds
Lisa A on Nov 11, 2020
Better long term support easy to use, best for my windy area
Mark B on Oct 18, 2020
Easy staking for a very young tree. Important to stake properly when young to assure a straight strong tree. It's important to allow movement-if staked to prevent movement, you don't get a strong trunk. Some movement encourages a strong trunk.
Eileen U on Aug 17, 2020
I have fruit trees and I want them to grow straight and be stable.
Dulcie M on Aug 4, 2020
Easy to use - all in one unit. I have all the apple, peach, pear, and cherry trees I ordered from Stark already staked with this 48" tree stake. It is a great and good looking visual reminder/warning that the tree is there and helps to protect the trees from being hit with the hose being pulled (also have 3 wooden stakes in triangles around the trees to prevent that). The reason I ordered 10 more is to ensure that I have them for future orders! Thanks! DuncansDad
DuncansDad on Jul 25, 2020
Love these! Use them for all my trees! Stand up even in hurricanes. Seem high priced but they are great and my trees love them!
Frances G on Jul 24, 2020
Christopher D on Apr 8, 2020
Two-fold - To help to ensure that the trees grow straight and to provide a visual warning/impact that something is planted there.
DuncansDad on Apr 6, 2020
Absolutely a must here in South Carolina in high winds for new and even older trees. Have saved all my trees through 3 hurricanes.
Frances G on Mar 7, 2020
Convenience of it coming with the order. Save me finding them somewhere else when the trees arrive
Jeff H on Oct 26, 2019
I have a small fig tree that needs protection from the wind.
Edelita D on Oct 3, 2019
Saved my new trees during a hurricane. Love these tree stakes!
Frances G on Sep 20, 2019
I like to do things the right way the first time. Plus why spend all that money on the trees just for a gust of wind to take all that work away?
Nolan R on May 20, 2019
Sometimes the wind is strong here and i have used tree stakes before to protect small trees.
Carol S on Mar 21, 2019
stabilize the tree
Mark H on Nov 1, 2018
We live in a very windy area, being able to secure our tree to make sure it can stay upright is essential.
M A on Jun 11, 2018
Used before; durable.
WILLIAM B on May 2, 2018
New trees were bending and I realized I needed to correct this early on
Virginia H on Apr 30, 2018
Good product keeps the trunk straight for most of the growing
Joseph T on Feb 2, 2018
We live on an island in New England, and our winters are windy.
Reema S on Oct 7, 2017
Since we were planting bare root trees we wanted them to have good protection against strong winds.
Trudy J on Apr 24, 2017
I want to have the tree secured due to Texas March winds!
Brenda G on Mar 19, 2017
I love these. They work really good for rose trees and my miniture fruit trees.
Mary Beth D on Mar 8, 2017
To help keep our apple trees straight.
Thomas R on Oct 30, 2016
To help the tree grow straight and protect it from strong winds.
Donald R on Sep 9, 2016
i bought a lot of trees this year for my yard. i knew that needed high quality tree stakes since it's been really windy where i live. these are exactly what my young trees need. i see them working every day.
Heather C on Jun 17, 2016
Easy to reuse on new stock
lynn l on Jun 3, 2016
Always good to stake new trees.
Peter M on May 23, 2016
We have a great spot that provides the full sun needed for apple trees; however it's in an open area that can get very windy. I want to ensure the tree survives its first year without getting damaged due to wind.
Anne M on May 11, 2016
I'm planting 6 dwarf trees and in Sierra vista, AZ it can get very windy. Last week we had 50 mph winds.
Ben B on Mar 26, 2016
we live in a windy location
CAROLINE G on Mar 17, 2016
No tripping over this stake!
Diane E on Mar 11, 2016
lots of wind. want to give the trees best start possible.
Deborah C on Feb 21, 2021
More convenient that making my own.
Linda E on Jan 18, 2021
Why not use farm steel posts for staking trees?
Cal G on Nov 23, 2019
BEST ANSWER: That???s not true The tree must be able to move back and forth with the wind to a certain extent or the trunk and root system will never strengthen properly
The description does not say how long the stakes are. I would like to know before I order this product. How long are the stakes?
Suzanne L on Oct 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The description notes that there are two sizes: 48" and 62". Please see the "Choose your option" drop down box to choose the height that fits your tree best.
Planting patterns for ten English walnut trees?
H McMillan on Aug 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: These trees grow about 50' tall, so keep them away from power lines and buildings. I guess it's a matter of personal preference, but we plant in a scatter pattern to give a grove a natural look. Most are about 40' apart, but we vary that a bit, again to get a more natural pattern. Hope this is helpful. Good luck! Mary Sue from Virginia
Typically how long should a 2 inch tree stayed staked ? 2 inches when planted
Marshall A on Apr 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I have found that there is no harm in allowing the tree stake to stay in place support a new tree until the flexible attachment strap is no longer sufficient to go around the tree. At that point the tree should have approximately a 4inch diameter and be quite able to support itself, even in a thunderstorm. Hope that help. Best regards.
Do I need to stake a small semi dwarf apple tree?
susan l on Apr 16, 2020
BEST ANSWER: i would, but ultimately it depends: will it be exposed to strong winds/rains or might animals just push it flat? even if you wanted to pot it, i should think a tree stake would help it keep upright. you do not have to bind it tight, so that mild winds could help the trunk develop flexibility. may be you could use three stakes to create a social space? ;-)
How do you deter squirrels and deer from apple trees?
J. K on Jun 20, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Fencing is really the best option. Some people use Liquid Fence with good results. Keeping fallen fruit off the ground also helps. Some people have strung old CDs together (kind of like a child's mobile" and tied it to a tree branch. They rattle in the wind the scare the deer.
Can I use this on a 2 year apple tree?
Beth K on Jul 3, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes. I have them supporting several dwarf trees that are between 2 and 4 years old. Eventually the caliper on the tree will exceed the size of the flexible attachment, but you could then use two flexible attachments if you wanted to continue to use a support. However, usually a tree that outgrows the attachment size can stand on its own without the need of a support. Hope that helps.
Do I only need one per (dwarf peach) tree?
Hannah B on Mar 28, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I do not have any peach trees, but I have planted several dwarf cherries, apples, and pears. I have only used 1 stake per tree and they are doing great. The strap is adjustable for tensioning and growth.
Are these free stakes solid fiberglass?
Jerry G on Aug 31, 2020
BEST ANSWER: They are plastic. I love them. The only ???negative??? is they tend to be far from the tree unless you stack in the root ball. I do wish they curved these in towards the tree more, but I buy these all the time.
does any one have a means to keep squirrels and birds out of fruit trees?
Bill S on Apr 9, 2021
BEST ANSWER: I use the bird netting that is available at garden centers and from seed and nursery catalogs. It is marginally effective against birds though no matter how well you think you have it fastened, a bird always seems to be able to get in and then can't figure out to get back out. I have dwarf or semi-drawf trees and it is difficult for an arthritic, old man to get it on those. It would be very difficult to cover a full sized tree. I've never had a problem with squirrels so have no idea how it would work against them. Good luck!
when will you get the 62 inch tree stake back in stock?
Jonny W on Oct 12, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Jonny - At this time, we are not sure when they will back in stock. If you'd like to have us set up an email notification for you please give customer support a call at 800.325.4180. If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us, remember that we're here for you. Have a great day!
How about the root. They are deep, or grow on the surface. can they get to lift the floor?
Belinda R on Aug 15, 2020

Customer Reviews

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Room for Improvement or Inovation
When ordering a dwarf fruit one has to bare in mind that the length of the tree stake far exceeds the height of the dwarf tree. That being the case I can not, at this time take advantage of the rubber stirrup at the top of the tree stake. I had to install my own stirrup approximately twelve or fourteen inches below the height of the tree stake I ordered in order to utilize the tree stale I ordered. As the tree grows, perhaps in another year or two I will probably be able to get full utilization of the tree stake I ordered. Another lower stirrup would have been more useful.
July 5, 2016
over 5 years ago
Wise Investment
The first time I needed a tree stake, I came up with the idea of essentially building my own. It was very time-consuming and annoying. Then I determined that I should go ahead and buy Stark Bro's tree stake. No hassles and so very simple! (Also, superior to my homemade contraption.) Even if you live somewhere that's fairly sheltered from strong wind as I do, each year there's usually some big gusts and you'll want a stake. I am extremely pleased with the functionality and ease of this product.
May 9, 2016
over 6 years ago
Great Stake for Small Trees
After trying several other types of staking apparatus, I discovered this one. It worked so well on my dwarf cherry that I bought another for my dwarf apple. They won't be sturdy enough for a large tree.
May 5, 2016
over 5 years ago
Great support
Theses are great-very sturdy and easy to use. I've mostly used them to straighten my trees up a bit and to help with stability in the high winds in the spring and fall. Highly recommend.
May 13, 2016
over 5 years ago
Tree Stake
I love them. They are very sturdy.
April 13, 2016
over 5 years ago
Pricey, but worth it!
Dad bought these for his trees and they work perfect for new plantings, especially dwarf.
February 26, 2016
good job
So far so good lasted 2 years know. Great quality and not hard to use.
June 11, 2016
over 6 years ago
Only tree stack that I can mow round.
Does not stick out in the yard so mowing is easy. Worth the price.
August 4, 2016
over 4 years ago
Very easy to use
I like this tree stake a lot. It was very easy to install and I like the adjustable, flat, rubbery strap that attaches to the tree. It keeps the tree straight without scraping or hurting the trunk and the strap is easy to undo and move as the tree grows.
July 26, 2016
over 5 years ago
Works as expected
The tree stakes that I purchased with my trees works as expected. It is very windy in Arizona so they have been invaluable in protecting the trees.
June 5, 2017
over 5 years ago