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Q.Do I Need To Trim My Weeping Willow It’s Sagging Really Bad It’s Almost To Tall For Its Trunk

Zone 69341 | Unispin540 added on August 18, 2020 | Answered

It had a bamboo stick supporting it but it wasn’t really helping it was pulling the stick out of the pot so I removed the stick support and this thing is about to snap it’s self at the base it seems. I’m making something to sit under the pot it’s in to support it up rite a little better but I guess my question is do I need to trim the height down a bit so it’s not so tall? Or do I just support this thing until it’s got a stronger trunk?

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Answered on August 19, 2020

It seems that it is not getting enough light, or could be cramped in that container.

Supporting the tree is not necessary, though. Think about it as a crutch or a wheelchair. The longer the tree is supported, the less able it will be to support itself, since it will not be able to build up its own strength.

Adding silica in the form of potassium silicate can help, but use it at 1/4 of the instruction strength, as it can lock out potassium from being taken up by the tree.

Otherwise, planting it in a proper location (FAR AWAY from your house or other structures due to the highly invasive damaging roots of this particular tree.) can help.

This bending can result in the branch snapping, but this is one of the ways that it becomes a multi-branching tree, as it would in the wild.

Here is an article that will help:


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