Despite all this, weeping willows still tolerate some dryness, which makes them a fairly hardy tree species. Oh, really. These are the fastest growing trees we sell at Bower & Branch™. No tree will give you more privacy faster, and while they`re not evergreen, they`re the “first to leave, and last to fall,” so they`ll have foliage for much of the year — if you`re more likely to be outdoors and seek privacy in your garden. They have a longer list than most trees. A disease called black cancer can be particularly troublesome — but rare, and gypsy moths love willows in addition to oak, aspen, apple, sweet gum, speckled alder, linden, gray birch, poplar and hawthorn. Still, a weeping willow can interfere with underground pipes and should be planted at least 50 feet away from groundwater, gas, sewer or power lines. Also, don`t plant this tree within 50 feet of your neighbors` utilities – remember that the roots don`t stick to our artificial boundaries. Keep in mind that weeping willows tend to grow very quickly. They are not trees for the small plot, as their roots, great height and spread can become troublesome if they do not have space, and they may not be there in the long run. Compared to many other trees, weeping willows have a relatively short lifespan. You can only get 20 or 30 years from a tree, or less, but with room to grow, plenty of water, and a little luck, you could very well get 50 years or more from your beloved willow.
The Michigan national champion is 81/2 feet thick – just imagine that. Now pastures grow very fast, but this is not a young animal! It is a target for almost all insects and pests of the disease. The list goes on, but here are some of the things a weeping willow can harbor: gypsy moths, sawflies, beetles, lace bugs, Lymantria dispar, aphids, spider mites and carpentry worms. Some of the diseases to watch out for are willow scab, black crayfish, leaf spot, various leaf diseases, crown bile and willow bile. The tree also attracts grazing animals such as rabbits, beavers and deer. It needs a lot of water. This is why the weeping willow looks better near fresh water. This is also the reason why its roots snake through sewer pipes and septic tanks, giving you a wonderful surprise when you rinse for the first time in the morning. Although weeping willow roots don`t “seek” for these things, the roots spread more easily into the soil where they detect moisture. As a result, sewer pipes, pipelines and septic tanks are more likely to be penetrated by cracks.
On the other hand, if you plant weeping willow in drier soil to prevent the root system from spreading and causing so much havoc in your garden, the tree will pout. However, it can tolerate loamy, clayey and sandy soils. Regardless of the type of soil, it should be more acidic than alkaline. Courtesy of my friend, Seattle blogger and garden designer Christina Salwitz, you`ll see the only type of place where a weeping willow should ever be planted. On the shore of a pond or lake with nothing else. With owner`s house, driveway, sidewalk, pool, water pipes, septic tank, pet cemetery and all neighboring homes very far away – 50 feet or more. Rejecting this opinion is a disaster in court. When I founded the Pleasant Law Firm, I chose willow as the main image of our logo for several reasons.
I have a friend with whom I shared the logo before we even opened our doors, and her first thought was, “I don`t really think the name Pleasant and the weeping willow really go together.” So I wanted to take a few paragraphs to explain it. If you like the idea of quick privacy, but want to plan for the long term, here`s a tip. You might consider planting a series of weeping willows in front of or behind a row of slower-growing but longer-lived trees, such as oak. If the oaks are tall enough to do the job, the willows can be removed as they age and are no longer attractive in your landscape. On the other hand, willows are also host trees for three pretty fabulous butterflies: the sad coat, the red-spotted purple, and the viceroy – so the risks are worth it! Weeping willows have been revered since ancient times. Their flowing shapes and silver-backed floating leaves have inspired poetry, music and art. Many of us today have fond childhood memories of a particular neighborhood of Weeping Willow – climbing on its branches made to climb and holding secret meetings in the room of its large protective domed roof. For this reason, many people have the idea of planting a weeping willow in their landscape. DEMDACO Attention: Sales and Marketing 5000 W.
134th Street Leawood, KS 66209 They drop a lot of branches. You`ll pick them up every time you mow them, although many think it`s a small price to pay for the unique beauty of this tree. They also lose larger limbs from time to time. Do not plant this tree near the pool or next to the house. A large open suburban lot can go well with this plant, and a house in the countryside is ideal. If you can place your weeping willow near a pond, great. It will look natural there and have the moisture it wants (although it will also grow in drier soils). It is getting too big for most farms. A weeping willow can grow to more than 40 feet tall and extend just as far. Plus, its branches sweep the soil, which means it will likely devour your entire garden. And if you don`t regularly prune the branches hanging at head height, forget about lounging among them. The weeping willow may look eye-catching and add a bright autumn color to a garden, but its spectacular beauty may not be worth all the effort it takes to keep it alive and protect everything around it from its wildly scattered root system.
Therefore, let`s decide to put this tree back to the only place where it belongs. Next to a large freshwater body with nothing else. DEMDACO makes no effort and will never obtain an agreement from an authorized Willow Tree dealer who sets minimum resale® prices. In accordance with applicable legal requirements, we advise Willow Tree Authorized Dealers that, in accordance with our unilateral internal policy, DEMDACO does not negotiate with dealers who sell the Willow Tree line®® at retail prices below the Recommended Retail Price (MSRP), which is the Keystone price (or double the wholesale price). If retailers choose to market our Willow Tree range® in a manner inconsistent with our retail policy, we may exercise our right not to make further sales on that account. When such decisions are taken, they may not be negotiated or amended. Please note that no member of DEMDACO`s sales department is authorized to discuss or comment on any aspect of this policy or any decision made in relation to this policy. Ask any gardener or landscaper this question about planting a weeping willow and you will get different answers. These beautiful trees bring out strong opinions in people! There are many reasons why the answers are inconsistent.
A creature, there are many myths about weeping willows. Let me be frank: if you plant a weeping willow somewhere in the suburbs or any other environment, without much room for its growth, the best thing you can hope for is that it dies quickly. And chances are. Second, many clients who come to see me often go through some of the most difficult and saddest times of their lives. Whether they need to release the estate of a lost loved one, obtain guardianship of a loved one who has lost their mental capacity, or quickly try to get their estate planning documents in order due to a recent diagnosis or life-changing event, the weeping willow symbolizes the condition of many people I serve. Now, of course, I like to help people before they are in a time of crisis or grief, but often this is not the case.