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Q.We Have A Goat Willow Growing 15 Feet From The Side Of Our Cottage,it Is Now About 20 Ft High.

Zone IP12 2PH | Gina Williams added on February 18, 2022 | Answered

We have pruned the tree by 3 to 5 feet every other year, while I was away my husband had tree surgeons reduce the overall size of the tree by at least 15 feet. Now it it is a collection of ugly stumps. Please can you tell me if the tree will ever recover and how long this could take , I loved that tree ! Many thanks

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Answered on February 18, 2022

It should, only, take a year or two to regain its shape. In fact, it will probably have a better shape once it recovers.

Being a type of pussy willow, they tolerate heavy pruning with no problem.

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