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Hickory Tree not straight

tom MN
2 months ago

I moved a volunteer hickory to be between ash trees when I heard about the ash borer. Now 20 years later the ash trees became infected and were removed. Unfortunately the hickory developed a bend toward the light while growing in the shade of the ash trees. Will it straighten on its own now that it is in full sun, or should I stake it to try to straighten the upper part? If stake is the preferred method then what product/techniques to use?

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