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Help! Black spots on Weeping Willow

Posted by witte73 (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 27, 07 at 22:18

I have 10 acres where we planted a couple weeping willows this spring and just today noticed black spots all over the leaves of both trees. I assume it's a treatable fungal disease and I'm thinking I should simply spray with a fungicide. Anybody recognize this and think differently?

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RE: Help! Black spots on Weeping Willow

Not sure what the causative organism is, but it is very common, and fairly harmless - not worth treating.

Resin


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RE: Help! Black spots on Weeping Willow

I know that this was posted quite a while back but I was just wondering if you figured out what the black spots are and what you did about it. My willow has the same problem and I am not sure what to do.


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RE: Help! Black spots on Weeping Willow

I also have about 5 weeping willows with this issue and I would like to know what to do.. if anyone can help I would really appreciate it.. thanks


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RE: Help! Black spots on Weeping Willow

  • Posted by botann z8 SEof Seattle (My Page) on
    Mon, Oct 15, 12 at 10:43

The damage is more cosmetic than anything else. Like Resin says, "Not worth treating'.
Willows have their problems. Correct pruning is very important.
Mike


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