Willow Advice

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  1. IanL73

    IanL73 New Member

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    Hi all,
    Looking for some advice please. I’ve just had my willow pollarded despite only asking for it to be trimmed. Have I just killed my willow?
     
  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Quite unlikely.
     
  3. Acerholic

    Acerholic Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Absolutely not, these trees can handle the most severe surgery. Next couple of years you will think it was never done. No need to panick.
     
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    Thanks Acerholic. Does it not matter that it’s growing season? Most of what I’ve read Suggests Willow should only be pollarded in winter?
     
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    Acerholic Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    The best time is when they are dormant, but they are not producing a lot of new growth now. Not ideal no, but you should be OK.
     

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