For decades, there have been various types of tree staking systems used to support newly planted trees in strong winds and protection from vandalism.
Most common is wooden stakes (lodge poles) and to some degree steel "t" fence posts. Lodge pole and t-post require post pounding, leading to personal injuries as well as being very difficult to remove. Additional types include metal pipes and guying wires having many down sides as well.
A proper tree staking system should not only support a tree but promote a healthier tree. Tree staking systems should allow natural tree movement, yet prevent over extension causing damage to the lower trunk and root system.
Other factors to be evaluated in selecting the best tree staking system are re-usability, recyclable, aesthetics, ease of installation and removal, strength, maintenance, environment impact, labor cost, and potential dollars lost from a lost tree by winds or vandalism.
The Single Tree Staking System is the only system that satisfies each issue above.
There are tens of millions of trees being planted every year throughout the U.S. with no indication of slowing down. The selection of tree staking systems by landscape contractors, landscape architects, municipalities, individuals and others, need to take in account the disposal of hazardous chemically treated lodge poles and their one time use impact to bulging landfills. All U.S. states have implemented solid waste reduction programs and the reusable, recyclable Single Tree Staking System conforms to those challenges.
Most cities have a standard street tree specification ordinance. It makes sense for them to embrace a method that encourages a True Green solution which also provides more benefits than all other tree staking methods combined.
The Single Tree Staking System is the solution!