Corkscrew willow - pushing up the daisies?!
I am a complete novice so I'm hoping someone can help!
I have a very small corkscrew willow in my back garden (about 8ft) which is attached to a trellis running up the fence.
I've only lived here two years (the willow was already in the back garden) and for the last two summers it was in full leaf. However this year there are absolutely no signs of it going to leaf - not even any buds. I have scraped away some bark at various points and it looks to be completely dead.
I had previously just left this tree to its own devices and it seemed happy enough so nothing has changed in my care of it. Do I assume it is completely dead? If so, I'm curious as to why it has died as I was very fond of this tree as it was a pretty feature in our small garden and my little girl misses the 'curly wurly tree'!
Also, if I was to buy a replacement, can anyone tell me roughly how much a small one might cost?
Thank you very much for reading. Any responses much appreciated!