marge.s
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Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma

Box hedge was pushed over by heavy snow

Last winter the heavy snows piled up and has pushed over the hedge. In previous years, we have just trimmed it a little and came back strong. But the record breaking snows have left the hedge to tilted.

I'm afraid cutting it back would require virtually chopping it off near ground level.

I thought about driving some stakes in the ground and then tying up the plant.

Any other ideas?

bullthistle
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Location: North Carolina

Sorry but Mother Nature does not discriminate and that's why in northeren states they make teepees over plants in the winter. The only thing with stakes is you might injure the roots. I was thinking why not get some wire and start from the strongest limb and then wire everything together but way below where you might trim in the future. String will rot.

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