Arbequina Olive Tree


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Every day I turn it as you have mentioned. So get sticks for all limbs and they will straighten?
They will straighten but maybe not perfectly. The good thing about this is that you can train the limbs like you want. Be gentle doing this. Don't try to make them straight all at once. Do it gradually and give the plant as much sunlight as possible. The limbs and leaves are reaching for the sun. Have you fertilized the tree lately?
 
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No, not yet. I was going to fertilize this weekend. How come you do not recommend all at once. Also how long would you guestimate it would take to straighten a limb? Once straight, how long would you keep the stick there?
 
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No, not yet. I was going to fertilize this weekend. How come you do not recommend all at once. Also how long would you guestimate it would take to straighten a limb? Once straight, how long would you keep the stick there?
Because doing it all at once can be very stressful especially since you dug up the entire root system. I would guestimate about a month to straighten and another month to keep the sticks in place. If, after you remove the sticks it wants to resume its old shape just put the sticks back on for another month. It will straighten out sooner or later.
 

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