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Young willow trees

Posted by John , Sep 15,2005,18:01       Forum

A friend of mine, who has a spinney within his grounds in Northampton, UK, (it's very large), has planted over the last 3 years, about 100 willow trees. These were branches from his existing willows, topped and tailed, about 4 feet in length, pushed into the ground to a depth of about 2 feet, all protected by plastic spirals.

They all started growing again this spring, but latterley their leaves have started to die off.

This is not due to lack of water and I haven't been able to identify any pests on the leaves, but that doesn't mean there are any !

Does aybody have any idea what might be causing this?

Thanks in anticipation of your help.

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