Wilting Weeping Willow - Knowledgebase Question

Branchburg, NJ
Question by jcaprio4
September 6, 2001
I recently planted a weeping willow tree. It looked perfectly healthy. The tree trunk was wrapped in layers of cardboard and plastic. After planting it, I removed the cardboard and plastic only to find roots growing out of the trunk. The plastic had retained water which probably stimulated root growth. Now that the trunk is fully exposed, the tree is wilting and leaves are turning brown. Is this whole thing normal? Is there something wrong with the tree? What should I do?


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Answer from NGA
September 6, 2001

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not necessarily harm the tree in the long run, although it does mean that it will be producing less energy for the time being. Note that fertilizing at this time is not a good idea.

Keep watering as needed until the ground freezes. This is important in helping the tree come through winter with a minimum of die back. In the spring, trim away any branches that may have been killed off during the winter. Next season, keep watering while the tree continues to become established.

Good luck with your tree! not necessarily harm the tree in the long run, although it does mean that it will be producing less energy for the time being. Note that fertilizing at this time is not a good idea.

Keep watering as needed until the ground freezes. This is important in helping the tree come through winter with a minimum of die back. In the spring, trim away any branches that may have been killed off during the winter. Next season, keep watering while the tree continues to become established.

Good luck with your tree!

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