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Old 10-19-2009, 06:50 AM
 
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is now a good time to plant it?
it's about 8-9 feet long. i know they can grow up to 10 feet a year.....i'm planning on planting it next to my 6 foot long wooden fence.....about 6-8 feet away from it. is that enough space?
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Old 10-19-2009, 08:17 AM
 
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is that enough space?


No, not really. Tell you what you should do, Google it and then click on "Images" and see how big they get (and pretty quickly, too!).
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Old 10-19-2009, 10:07 AM
 
Location: rain city
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No, not really. Tell you what you should do, Google it and then click on "Images" and see how big they get (and pretty quickly, too!).
Not to mention their notoriously invasive root systems.

I hope all your incoming and outgoing plumbing pipes are at least 100 yards away.....
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Old 10-19-2009, 10:19 AM
 
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How deep do i want to plant it? (just to the stem?) level the begining of the stem to the level of the ground?
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Old 10-19-2009, 11:15 AM
 
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Roger Cook (This Old House) says, "Plant 'em high, they won't die!" He says to leave about a half inch above the level of the ground, because they will settle anyway and if they're planted perfectly level they might sink below ground level and suffocate. (I've had this happen before.) I've done this with several trees and shrubs, and it worked just fine. I hill the dirt up to the level of the "pot" dirt, and also put a thin covering over the original potting soil, because I've found that plants will dry out quickly if you don't. I also always mulch (keep away from trunk).
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Old 10-19-2009, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Northeast Tennessee
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I have one, but planted well away from water lines and septic areas.

Some of the willows in this area have looked quite glum... why I am not sure. Its not been cold or dry. Some are bare, while others are still full and lush.
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Old 10-22-2009, 08:45 AM
 
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I planted my tree yesterday :-) right in between two other male cherry trees (i think)..........about 6 feet from the fence and at a downhill end where water will run towards.....

i'm very excited to see it grow and look pretty. as a bonus, it will provide privacy in the only area of the yard where we are 'exposed'. :-)
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Old 12-19-2009, 04:13 PM
 
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My idiot neighbor just planted a willow about 15 feet off of the back of his house, 10' from a maple he also just planted, and 10' from my property line. 20 years from now we're going to have a problem.
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Old 12-19-2009, 06:19 PM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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My idiot neighbor just planted a willow about 15 feet off of the back of his house, 10' from a maple he also just planted, and 10' from my property line. 20 years from now we're going to have a problem.
When he is on vacation I would suspect a dog got loose and chewed it to the ground.

I would then try to educate him on a good tree.
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Old 12-19-2009, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Fly-over country.
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it won't take that long for the willow to be a problem for him.

I planted one out by the road to soak up a wet spot. We don't have sidewalks or street gutters but drainage ditches (very shallow, but they do work well.) I'm on the corner with the highest lot in the area, so sometimes the water gets trapped in the ground and it stays soggy. Willow will be nice looking and suck up the excess water. I can't imagine planting one in a small yard.
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