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Propagating New Trees from Cuttings

Postby Sandy Zone 3b » Apr 22, 2014 3:26 pm

We want to take some cuttings off our Willow Tree.
When is the best time to do it and how do you do them.
How do you take the cuttings?
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Re: Propagating New Trees from Cuttings

Postby Justanotherider » Apr 22, 2014 9:43 pm

Willows are pretty hard to kill in my experience. Last year I picked up some branches that were missed by a cleanup crew after felling an old willow. They were in leaf, and may have been there a couple of days. I stuck them in a pail of water in a spot with afternoon shade, and they grew roots, then new leaves, (the first leaves dried up and fell).

I'm no expert; but I'd suggest taking a few branches now, before they leaf out, and put them in a pail of water. I'd take cuttings that are no larger than about 15mm in diameter at the base. Otherwise, they are pretty long and difficult to manage. I'd put some bonemeal in their new home, and water them well weekly this year.

Let us know how you make out.
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