weeping willow dieing

weepingwillowhelpJuly 17, 2011

About 1/2 of my weeping willow tree is bare and looks dead this year. I don't see any army worms or other bugs on it. Not sure why its dieing. I have three other trees that are near by and look healthy

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Dan Staley

Impossible to tell with info provided. +Pix.

Dan

    Bookmark   July 17, 2011 at 10:32PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

size.. location.. zone.. history of winter weather.. recent planting.. lawn care spraying...

give us anything other than a dead branch if you want us to guess ..

and if you want an answer.. a few pix might get the best result ..

ken

    Bookmark   July 18, 2011 at 11:23AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
whaas_5a(5A SE WI)

Consider this a good thing...its part of their normal behavoir.

    Bookmark   July 18, 2011 at 12:02PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
tophers(Z8 - Portland OR)

weepingwillowhelp,

It is true, pics would be very helpful. It might also help to know where you are.

I have a 7-yr-old Weeping Willow (about 25'x 25') that has had a number of problems...so much so, that I'm considering taking it out. My wife and I love the tree, so it is hard to swallow, the prospect of taking it out.

Our willow has been battling Marssonina Leaf Spot, Willow Scab (from what I understand, these two together = Twig Blight). It seemed to be getting through it ok (with a fungicide spray), but in the past two weeks, it's developed a new problem...all the new growth is coming out deformed...not black/brown...just shriveled and deformed...and normal color. I've done a lot of searching on the internet and can't seem to find what the problem is. It also has taken to sprouting new branches from the trunk near the base of the tree.

I'm in the Pacific NW and we've had a cool/wet Spring/Summer. I understand that in the climate I'm in, that these problems, which are fungus-related, can get severe and lead to defoliation and possibly death of the tree. Not knowing where you are and not knowing what the dead and dying parts of the tree look like make it difficult to know what might be the problem.

Please post back with more info and some pics.

    Bookmark   July 18, 2011 at 12:55PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Spring pics
Couple spring pics on a rare mild day: Chinese elm...
beng12
Can anyone ID this wood? (firewood)
It burns very slowly. It's perfect for nighttime, and...
laura242424
How long does it take oak tree leaves to fully grow once they wake up?
When the leaves start to grow on oak trees on any tree...
tlbean2004
Getting below freezing temps tonight, will it hurt my peach tree in bl
I'm in Dalles GA. temps will drop into the high 20's...
abykatz22
Sponsored Products
Liberty Hardware 18 in. Coat and Hook Rack with 4-Scroll Hooks - Honey Maple / S
$25.99 | Hayneedle
Breville the Juice Fountain™ Duo
$399.95 | FRONTGATE
Line Voltage 730 Track Head by WAC Lighting
$50.50 | Lumens
Feiss Baton Rouge 30" High Outdoor Wall Lantern
Lamps Plus
New England Patriots Insulated Six-Pack Carrier
$27.99 | zulily
R Series Copper 14-Inch Outdoor Cord Pendant
$135.90 | Bellacor
Modern Fan Company | Flow Ceiling Fan
$384.00 | YLighting
Small Pucci Sconce by Dform Design
$308.00 | Lumens
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™