Can I pull a fallen tree upright again? Typhoon damage caused huge losses…

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    FatzoFatzo
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    I have soooo many trees that were wiped out due to the recent typhoon here in the Phils. I’d really like to save a few of the trees. Does anyone know if I can just pull a tree back upright? Here’s a pic or two to show the ones I’d like to save:

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    lizzieolizzieo
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    Ohhh my goodness ..!! Im so sorry you are having to deal with this devastation.. If you do attempt to right the trees you will likely have to support the trees with cables, or ropes and pegs until the roots re-establish themselves to the ground.. Adding rooting hormone to the soil might help..

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    FatzoFatzo
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    So far, we’ve just pruned most of the trees that were down, to lower the load on the roots. One or two of them died outright already, I think they lost too many roots between what’s now in the air and the bent, broken ones beneath. Others are already recovering. There are three or four that are going to turn into very nice living benches! Hopefully I can prune and shape them to look interesting.

    I haven’t yet tried pulling one up. I simply don’t have the equipment for that here: not even a crank or winch can be found easily. But thanks for your answer!

    What rooting hormone do you usually use? I’ve read that aloe vera makes for good rooting hormone, and I have two growing around here that I planted last year. Now they’ve got enough leaves that I feel ok with taking a few to use.


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    lizzieolizzieo
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    Honey and aloe vera are the best organic alternatives to the chemically derived powders..

    To your aloe and honey solution you could add 1 tsp apple cider vinegar per 5 cups of water.. Too much vinegar will do the opposite and actually kill roots but a very small amount will help stimulate root growth..Aloe Very especially is loaded with very good rooting hormones..

    I really like your idea of turning one of the trees into  living bench!! Thumbs up!!

    Finding the silver lining in the side-ways turns in life, is the key to a contented heart..

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