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  1. Place the Stakes
    Using three stakes, place each about 18 inches away from the tree, forming a triangle around the tree on opposite sides. Using a hammer, pound each stake into the ground toward the tree at about a 45-degree angle leaving only a few inches of the stake exposed above the ground and making sure the stake is in solid ground, not in soft mulch. Also make sure that the notch cut into the top of the stake is facing down toward the ground so the ArborTie can be tightly tied to the stake so it will not slip off.
  2. Tie the ArborTie Straps to the Tree
    Supervisors will be on hand to cut three pieces of the ArborTie straps at the appropriate lengths for each tree. Tie each piece onto the trunk about two-thirds of the way up the trunk and above a branch so the straps cannot slide down the trunk. Don’t tie the straps tightly around the trunk. Instead, loop the ArborTie around the trunk and tie it tightly to itself. See the brief video on here on how to tie ArborTie around the tree:
  3. Tie the ArborTie Tie Straps to the Stakes
    Finally tie the other end of the ArborTie straps to each stake, leaving some slack in the strap between the tree and the stake so the tree can move a bit with the wind. Unlike when you tied the strap to the tree, make sure to tie the strap tightly around the stake so the strap will not come off the stake.