To stabilize a new tree and keep the wind from blowing damaging the trunk, all you need is a few strong rubber bands and a couple of sturdy tree stakes.
Step 1: 2 Rubber Band Chains
We used the rubber bands from broccoli and asparagus, tied together into 2 short chains of equal length.
Step 2: Connect to Tree Trunk
We then connected one end of each chain to the tree trunk using another rubber band.
Step 3: Attach to Tree Stake
We then stretched the other, loose end of each chain to the tree stake. And the tree is now stable.