Staking Trees on the Fly
I was in a situation yesterday where I needed a way to stake some trees for a friend of mine. I already had the hammer and tree stakes for him, but he had no tape available to tie the trees with. So, instead of driving 30 miles to the nearest garden center, we were rummaging through his garage looking for something suitable for tying the trees to the stake. He's a plumber by trade, so there wasn't a whole lot to work with. But I did spy a brand new roll of electrical tape in a bucket full of plumbing parts, so we decided to give it a try. Not wanting the tape to stick to the tree, I folded the tape in half, sticky side to sticky side as I pulled it off the roll. The tape had a nice give to it and was decided to work very well for tying trees to a stake when you are in a pinch. The tape should hold well enough until the trees get their roots established. I'm sure there are many more uses for electrical tape used in this manner.