Introducing:The GTI Stake (Patented)Take it. Stake it. Leave it.
1 Minute Install Video. Enjoy.
NO posts. NO wires. NO removal.
NO damage to the tree or rootball.
Take it. Stake it. Leave it.
How It Works
For Landscape Architects
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How the GTI Tree Stake Came About
Our premiere product is the GTI-Stake (Tree Support System) which we are proud to have launched this year. The GTI-Stake is the idea of Landscape Designer Adam Atkins in response to his aversion to the use of above ground staking methods which hinders the growth, health, and the aesthetic natural beauty of the tree. Our development also centered on the design and materials in response to alternative underground support options lacking cost efficiency and thus are often cut out to meet certain budget requirements. Our product rivals traditional staking system prices, in no way harm the trees, have zero post planting labor, and is completely biodegradable!
Each point of the saddle is anchored by a #3 rebar stake, which can be substituted with a U shaped bracket when planting in rocky soils to reduce the driving depth of the stake. The stakes are then hammered into place just below the top of the root ball. The plant hole is back-filled with the selected fill and mulch is applied to the tree well. Over time the rebar will rust away back into the Earth so there is no need to remove the stakes and will provide the soil with iron that can be absorbed by the tree.
When designing the GTI-Stake, GTI’s driving focus was to create strong, sustainable, reliable and more cost-efficient products. This makes the GT-Stake much less expensive than typical below ground tree stakes and even rivals most above ground system’s pricing as well. By doing this, GTI removed the issue of below ground stakes not being a cost-efficient solution when planting a large number of trees and a viable option for large scope planting projects.