Villa Alegre - Tract A
August 17, 2009
STAKING AND GUYING TREES
A. Staking and Guying for Windy Sites and Shallow Soils: If required on the Drawing, plants shall be guyed and staked as indicated. If a manufactured tree staking system is indicated, install the system as per the manufacturer's instructions. Staking support shall not be installed on normal planting sites, however, where wind conditions and soils problems are extreme and the Contractor feels staking is required, install stakes as follows:
Tree Support Method
Deciduous trees up to 3 inches in caliper and evergreens up to 12 feet in height. Deciduous trees 3-6 inches in caliper and evergreen trees 12-20 feet in height.
Deciduous trees over 6 inches in caliper and evergreen trees over 20 feet in height.
Two (2) stakes with two ties.
Three (3) guy stakes with eyebolts and tum buckles and 24 inch stakes. Three (3) deadmen with eyebolts and tum buckles or ground anchors with 3116-inch steel cable guy wires, eyebolts and 3/8 x 6" turnbuckles.
Trees shall be supported immediately after planting.
Wires and cables shall be encased in hose and placed at a minimum of 113 of tree height or above the lowest stout branch.
Brace plants vertically with wrapped guy wires and stake with 1 stake on the windward side.
Space stakes evenly around outside of rootbalL Drive stakes until firm footing is achieved, two foot minimum depth. Do not drive stakes through rootball.
FIELD QUALITY CONTROL
Pruning: Pruning shall only be done under direct supervision of the Landscape Architect and in accordance with ANSI Z 133.1. Remove dead and broken branches. Prune deciduous trees and shrubs as directed by the Landscape Architect. Retain typical growth habit of individual plants. Make cuts with sharp instruments to branch collar. Do not pole or remove the leader from the trees. Remove trimmings from site.
No plants shall be dug or delivered to the site until the required inspections have been made and the plants approved. All materials shall be inspected by the Landscape Architect at the nursery or on-site prior to planting.
Trees, Shrubs and Groundcovers
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