We have two peach trees that came up on their own about four years ago and last year had delicious peaches on them. One was a yellow freestone and the other a white freestone. The trees due to location and the wind always seem to lean more each year toward the east and we were afraid they were going to be blown over. Hubby to the rescue, again!!!
My husband saves EVERYTHING! To fix the tree we waited until the ground was very wet (May and June gave us 8 inches of rain each) and I got on the lower side of the tree and started pushing it upright. Hubby wrapped a piece of tire inner tube into a 8-10 inch length and folded it in half lengthwise around the lower half of the tree. He then wrapped a heavy chain around the inner tube, attached a come-along to the chain which had been attached to a stake in the ground about six feet away and pulled the tree to a straight and steady position. The attachment was left as it was for over a month and the ground had dried completely. He then placed some permanent stakes to the tree to keep it growing straight and removed the straightening contraption It looks great and the tree next to it is going through the same procedure.