I have a 3 or 4 year old weeping willow in my yard. It had a rough
start and was unable to support itself until late last year. As a
result of the many support items used, the tree got a cut in its bark
and created a "bend"
It is about 30 degrees sharply. I was wondering if there is some sort
of Splint or bracket which would straighten the trunk right where it is
needed. The whole tree is not bent, just a 2 foot section.
I use a T-post driven next to the trunk on the side of the direction I
want it to go, then make or buy a saddle (the commercial ones I've had
were rubber, like tire sidewall). then you just put gentle pressure on
it to grow the way you want. It takes time, perhaps years, but it
didn't get that way overnight.
maybe start up some new ones:
"Almost all willows take root very readily from cuttings or where
broken branches lie on the ground. " see more info at:
pruning info at:
check the planting zone and the subspecies. there are many varieties
and sizes of these.
do you want a dwarf or a 50-foot variety? see tree nurseries sites such
as such as:
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