Buy your Live Stakes from a reputable online nursery: Trees-Plants.
Live Stakes are simply cuttings that taken from another plant. These cuttings will normally begin to develop their root systems within 6 to 8 weeks. These are much more predictable for planting than using seeds, especially with trees. The purchaser plants the stake in a certain place, knowing that the mature plant will be exactly like the one it was taken from. If a new homeowner is looking for a bargain on trees, this is the way to go. Several stakes can be ordered at a fraction of what a 3 to 4-foot tree would cost and is a great way to save money on landscaping. Our online has a great selection of this type of plant and shipping is always done promptly.