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Q.Should I Cut These Limbs (weeping Willow)

Zone 45669 | Darren12 added on August 11, 2021 | Answered

Hello my name is darren I planted my first weeping willow a couple months ago it was approximately 7 feet tall I pruned the suckers immediately so there are three competing main stems though one is clearly dominant I don’t know if I should cut those other two this winter they have lots of stems and leaves so idk thanks.

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Answered on August 12, 2021

I would not. Those three branches will help you to establish the overall spread and shape of the tree, and it looks really good to me. I would wait until next year, or the year after to cut it, though it likely will not be needed.

However, if you would rather have one single leader, which many people do, then I would cut all but the straightest one.

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