Weeping Willow Trees

Lost Bark

Anonymous added on April 27, 2011 | Answered

We have a 15-foot weeping willow tree that the bark has been stripped from,  about a foot wide all the way around the tree by a bear. There are no leaves above the damaged area but some below. Can I do anything to help this tree?

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Answered on April 28, 2011

I am sorry, but there is not much that can be done. Once a tree has been girdled, what is above the girdle will not survive. You can try contacting a local arborist. They may be able to graft some healthy bark as a bridge, but this does not always work.

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