Re: Propogating Hybrid Willow Trees

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Posted by Wanda on May 12, 2003 at 04:39:56:

In Reply to: Re: Propogating Hybrid Willow Trees posted by Wanda on May 12, 2003 at 04:38:13:

: : : We recently built a lovely house that now sits in the middle of a former cornfield. It is extremely windy, and we spent $300 on 30 Hybrid Willow Trees to help create a wind break. The trees have not only survived, but thrived! What came as 4 foot tall sticks two years ago are now 16-18 feet tall. The problem is that we need more and I would prefer creating my own instead of paying $10 a tree. Here's my plan, and if anybody has any advice on exactly how to do this, then please let me know.
: : : I'll take a sharp knife and cut a twig from a tree right above a bud (do I need to wait until it has leaves?), stick some rooting powder on the cut end, stick it in a glass jar, and wait for roots to appear. When they appear, I'll plant them in a container and nurse them along until they can survive in the windy world. Does anybody see any problems with this plan? I need ADVICE!!!

: : I am wondering the same thing myself. My friend has a weeping willow that grows about a foot a year...I wonder if I can just cut part from it and stick it in the ground after it has roots? Did you have any luck?

: While searching for curly willow I came across this site. I also found info answering your questions on the site for P. Allen Smith from the Weather Channel. I've attached his page on willows.

Apparently the url didn't show so here it is: http://www.pallensmith.com/weather/twc2004.htm



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