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when is the best time to prune a willow tree and how much do I remove.


  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,160

    What sort of willow is it? 

  • We have recently moved into a new house and there are several willow trees in the border. They are about 3 -4 metres high and probably quite young but don't appear to be of the weeping variety. I know very little about this type of tree so I hope you can help as I would not want them to get to high.

  • Some willows are planted for their coloured stems and are cut down every year in late winter.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 64,535

    Bob, could you post a photo or two for us to have a look at please image

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  • Thank you all for your replies. I will take a few snapshots and post them within the next few days.

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