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willow tree

Posted: 11/12/2013 at 20:07

i have just replanted it without anything other than the soil that came outthethe re dug hole ,compacted in then about 15 litres of some fresh homebase soil on top,i have it anchored to a new post on one side , and the old post on the other,,plastic ties tape and string binding it to the posts,my biggest worry is future gales as weve got 12 weeks or more with that kind of threat,still the lady concerned is happy thats its on the road to recovery.

willow tree

Posted: 11/12/2013 at 06:53

theres about18 inches off the strands on the one i was working on which made it a bit easier to re plant,yours looks great though.

karcher k 2.32.

Posted: 10/12/2013 at 15:48

who does the best price on the k4 karcher. ?

willow tree

Posted: 10/12/2013 at 15:45

have confirmed it is a kilmarnock willow,got a new post to anchor it in,i heard it had blown down before ,and i dont think they planted it deep enough,though the wind broke the post anyway,anyway its in now i just hope it takes,thanks for everyones help. alan bridges.

willow tree

Posted: 10/12/2013 at 08:33

very like the last picture on strip of 5 ,thereare two 3mtres apart, one was totally undamaged with the wind,is there something i can put on the tips of the roots to help it take in the soil, i am going to my local nursery for any info i can pick up from the guy there .

willow tree

Posted: 10/12/2013 at 07:08

thanks nutcutlet,theres a good root system still left on it which makes me think it will take alright when replanted ,heres hoping, and funnily enough i live just 6 miles from kilmarnock ,ayrshire ,west of scotland,in irvine, will let you know how i get on later today.

willow tree

Posted: 09/12/2013 at 18:01

the circumfronce of the present hole is nearly 2 feet. and all in is 6ft in height with about a 3ft spread.

willow tree

Posted: 09/12/2013 at 17:58

i m not sur if its a weeping willow as it has been 5 or 6 foot for the last 5 years since ive known it all the thin braranches hang downto near the ground and green leaf in the summer,the woman that owns doesnt even know the name of it.

willow tree

Posted: 09/12/2013 at 17:47

it was lying on its side with the supporting post also down,i took my loppers and severed all all the roots to pull the tree free,my plan tomorrow is to dig out a fresh hole and re plant,ill give all the straggly ends of the tree a run round with the pruners,place in hole and fill in ,am i on the right tracks, i think i did something similar years ago and it worked ,the thing is how do you know if its taking ok,wait till spring and see fresh buds  ??

willow tree

Posted: 09/12/2013 at 15:37

i have a wind damaged 6ft weeping willow , icut it free from all roots,is my next step re digging the hole and firmly planting,any other steps i should be taking ??please help it is a neighbours tree which her husband planted before passing.

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