Can the willow be saved

NedwardTurtleApril 22, 2012

We have the family willow tree which has grown up with the kids; however, we had a brutal drought in North Texas last year. Only about 10% of the tree appears to be alive. Do we wait it out? Trim off the dead? Save a branch to root and start over?

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brandon7 TN_zone(7)

I'd go ahead and start a new one from a cutting, OR consider another tree that might be more drought tolerant.

    Bookmark   April 22, 2012 at 10:48PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

when i think willows.. lining rivers and ponds ... i dont think TX in summer ...

i agree with the above ...

are you native to DFW??? or are your childhood dreams from another region????

there is no reason to leave dead stuff in a live tree ... but w/o a picture.. its impossible to advise otherwise ..

PROPER tree planting time in TX... was months ago ... so if you wish to try again ... there is a better time to plant.. rather than this close to the heat of summer ....

ken

Here is a link that might be useful: how to post pix

    Bookmark   April 23, 2012 at 7:50AM
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