Pests and Diseases forum: willow tree NEED HELP!

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jovonejc
Mar 25, 2018 4:20 AM CST
Hello! Smiling

Recently i found this strange thing on my small willow tree. lt looks like some kind of worms, but i am not sure. 3 months ago, the tree was healthy [before winter] so this thing is spreading fast.
Can anybody please tell me, what is wrong with my tree, and how can i help it.
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Thanks for any help Thank You!
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sooby
Mar 25, 2018 5:43 AM CST
Welcome!

It looks as though the tree may have some kind of borer. I don't know much about willow borers but borers can be an indication the tree is stressed to start with (although not necessarily). I'm not sure if that swelling is a graft (seems high) or crown gall, one of our tree experts may know. It does look as though the tree was initially planted too deep (no visible flare), which causes problems down the road.

jovonejc
Mar 26, 2018 1:36 AM CST
Hi!
Thanks for the reply Smiling
i agree that its planted too deep. We had to plant it very deep because if we wouldnt, it would fall over- it had very few roots so it was very unstable... [ we rescued it from a dump yard, where it was almost dead... about 10 years ago]

i hope i will find the sollution for that borer problem, but i think its a bit too late because the hole is already very deep. Shrug!

i hope that you understand my english :)

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