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Low Water Use Plants for a Pond Island
November 06, 2014
We have a medium sized pond/tank with a small island covered in black willows. The pond loses a lot of water and we were told it was partially due to the willows. We want to remove them and replace ...
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Texas Redbud Suddenly Died in NM
November 06, 2014
We had a Texas redbud, approximately 5 1/2 years old. It had been doing great then all of a sudden after it bloomed this spring, the leaves appeared but then shriveled right away. We noticed the trunk...
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Weeping Willow Problem in Texas
September 04, 2014
Our weeping willow's leaves are turning yellow and falling off. We are also seeing some brown, gnarly looking pods on some of the stems can you tell us what's happening?
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Are leaf margins of Chilopsis linearis toothed from Austin
December 22, 2013
Are the leaf margins of Chilopsis linearis, Desert Willow, smooth or toothed? The NPIN descrip says willow-like. Most willows have toothed leaf margins. Thank you.
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Failure to thrive of one Desert Willow in Phoenix AZ
September 06, 2013
We planted 4 desert willow trees in the summer and 3 of the 4 are doing excellent, however the last one is not not doing so well, it was the smallest of all and it started out fine but its leaves bega...
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Ornamental grasses under desert willows from Dallas, TX
September 06, 2013
I am planning on planting 3 desert willows in full sun, below the power lines at the back of my back yard in the White Rock Lake area of Dallas. I would like to plant some ornamental grasses in the be...
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Native Streambank Plants for SE Pennsylvania
July 18, 2013
I help manage a nature preserve in southeastern Pennsylvania. Along the stream the banks have been beaten down by a large number of visitors for their educational activities such as stream studies. Th...
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Desert Willow and Orchid tree with no upper leaves from Kerrville TX
May 30, 2013
I have two 5 year old Desert Willows planted in my yard. This year only one has leaved out and blooming. The other is bare but the branches are not dead and it has new growth at the bottom. Do you kno...
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Deadwood for Degus
February 01, 2013
I have a very specific and hopefully easy question. I just brought home some degus (small adorable rodents) and they have a severely restricted list of woods they can chew on safely. The safe trees th...
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Pollinating moth of Arkansas Yucca from Arlington TX
May 15, 2012
What is the pollinating moth of the Arkansas yucca. I have Desert willows which is the larval host for white-winged moth, but the yuccas are still not seeding. What other larval hosts plants can I p...
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Do non-native globe willows have a taproot from Midland TX
April 06, 2012
Do globe willows have a tap root?
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Trees for home in Kansas
April 01, 2012
I am needing help planting trees in my yard. It's a new construction home and I would like a tree that won't get into the septic system easily. Also, I have to plant 3 other trees as well due to the...
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High water table in Glewood Springs CO
March 03, 2012
We are considering the purchase of a home in Glenwood Springs, CO (elev. Approximately 5,000 ft) and find it strange that while neighboring properties in the subdivision have beautiful landscaping wit...
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Need to Stabilize River Bank in Kentucky
December 20, 2011
My home borders the Ohio River. I have lost a great deal of soil to the river. I am looking for plants with tight root systems that are water tolerant to protect my shoreline. Thanks
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Swarming insects on non-native willow in Washington PA
September 25, 2011
I have had a very large, beautiful pillow willow bush/tree growing next to our garage for about 8 years. Last year at the end of August, it began to attract white-faced hornets and yellow jackets by t...
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Leaves browning on non-native willow from in Cumbla PA
July 10, 2011
We recently planted a willow tree. A lot of the leaves turned yellow and some turned brown, but it is also getting some new buds. my question is, should I take the dead leaves off or leave them there...
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Native trees for Medford MA
April 07, 2011
Two quick questions. 1) what trees would grow happily along the banks of the Mystic River in Medford, MA? 2) Would it be o.k. to plant weeping willows? Are they indigenous to the area? I'm not a pur...
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Plant to stabilize a stream bank in PA
April 02, 2011
Native plants to stabilize steep stream bank in semi shade to full shade. Southeastern PA. Thanks
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Plants for erosion control along creek in South Carolina
October 26, 2010
We have a creek that runs thru our property and it is eroding our rip rap. The creek runs head on into an embankment which is causing the worse issue. Is there anything we can plant to help stop the e...
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Magnolia and non-native weeping willow competing in Annapolis
October 19, 2010
We planted a sweetbay magnolia next to a Weeping Willow in our yard and did not anticipate the willow would grow so quickly and into the magnolia. We have had the magnolia now for 3 years, and it is c...
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Non-native hybrid willows dropping leaves in Downey CA
July 22, 2010
I have 1 year old Hybrid Willows that are strong and 12 feet tall, with many branches. All of a sudden they are dropping their leaves in July. I got them for fast growing shade, now the branches are ...
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Non-native bermudagrass dying under non-native globe willow in Granbury TX
July 14, 2010
We have a beautiful globe willow in our back yard with bermuda grass. All the grass is thinning out or dying under the tree. What can we do, is there another glass we could use that blends well with...
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Yellowing leaves on non-native globe willow in Las Cruces, NM
June 26, 2010
I live in Las Cruces, NM. I have a good size globe willow tree. The leaves are turning yellow and brown dryness at tips and leaves are falling off. Does it just need water?
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Problems in non- native weeping willow in Spokane WA
June 21, 2010
My wife and I have a weeping willow tree that has done well for two years. This year some of the branches are loosing their leaves in late spring in Spokane, WA. I though it was from the wind but ha...
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Can trimmings from non-native globe willows be planted from Broken Arrow OK?
June 13, 2010
We have 2 globe willow trees in our back yard. We trim low hanging branches. Can we take these cut branches, -plant them and have it grow into a new globe willow tree?
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Getting flowers to grow under non-native globe willow in Salt Lake City
June 12, 2010
We have a globe willow in our back yard that is about 15 years old and cannot get any flowers to grow under it. Can you recommend what we need to do to treat the soil, and what type of flowers will gr...
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Deadheading seedless desert willows for continued bloom in Phoenix AZ
May 31, 2010
We planted two seedless desert willow trees this spring. Both have bloomed nicely but we now have many stems with the spent flowers still on the tree. Your database for this plant says to "Remove spe...
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Freeze problems with non-native weeping willow in Joplin, MO
May 13, 2010
My weeping willow had leaves forming and a frost hit and now the tree looks like it is dead. Everything else is in bloom and I don't know if the frost killed my tree or if I need to wait to see if it...
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Problems with non-native weeping willow in Inman SC
March 30, 2010
I planted a weeping willow tree last summer and it thrived wonderfully. This year the buds have came out but it has yet to produce leaves where all the others in this area has. I am wondering maybe if...
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Need help with canker in willows in Flagstaff, AZ.
March 18, 2010
We've got a lot of willows in high altitude desert conditions, irrigated. They've got canker and I want to know if there's anything I can paint on the pruning wounds when I go around trying to remo...
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Chilopsis linearis Bubba in Hunt TX
October 18, 2009
I purchased 3 desert willows (label: chilopsis linearis) to create an oasis area around a fountain which is in the center of my circle drive. But I need one more. Now I can only find the "chilopsis...
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Controlling vegetation around retention pond in Williamsburg, VA
September 21, 2009
We planted Juncus effusus around a retention pond and various native shrubs last year. We are having a problem controlling bramble,lespedeza and broadleaf natives from taking over and native trees(wil...
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Problems with non-native weeping willow in Greenville NY
September 10, 2009
We live on the border of Zones 5b and 6a and have a weeping willow that grew so much in only 3 years and did quite well. However, there are aerial roots growing on its bark as well as part of the bark...
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Transplanting Desert willows in El Paso, TX
August 27, 2009
We have some volunteer Desert Willows growing on an empty lot nearby. Can we dig them up and transplant them in the yard? If so, how? They are about 3-4 feet tall
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Failure to thrive of trees in Savage MN
August 23, 2009
I have a 20+ year old weeping willow. The last few years it is the last tree to get its leaves and the first to lose them. The few leaves that are still on the tree are covered with brown/black spots....
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Moving non-native globe willow in Mansfield TX
August 10, 2009
I have a globe willow that we planted in a little landscaped area out front of house not realizing how large top would get. Can I move the tree without damaging it? It is about 9 ft tall, 5-6 ft wid...
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Disappearance of leaves on desert willow in Tucson AZ
August 08, 2009
We have a Lois Adams Desert Willow (Tucson, Az). The leaves will pump out and then a day or so later, all of the leaves are gone. The only bugs we've seen on it are very, very small ants. Could this ...
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Is Desert willow poisonous to horses in Boerne TX
July 17, 2009
I have just purchased Bubba Desert Willows and have horses. Will they eat them, do you know and if so will they be harmed? Thanks
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Problems with non-native weeping willow in Villanova PA
July 03, 2009
My weeping willow (6 years old,80+ft tall),up until this year used to be full and healthy. Last year I trimmed the lower portion of the trunk by cutting off the low hanging branches, but this year so ...
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Why is my weeping willow looking so bad?
June 15, 2009
My weeping willow suddenly up and looked like it died Yellow leaves dried up and dropping off It is planted in what is called "Wet lands" Clay soil water wet Just looks like it is dying
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What is wrong with my Weeping Willow?
June 15, 2009
I have a weeping willow tree for about 7 years. It's about 50 feet high and the bark is separating and it starting to drip and collect on trunk bottom a suds type substance. Looks like soap suds. T...
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My weeping willow is not doing well - Taneytown, MD
June 15, 2009
I have a weeping willow tree. It is in a very wet place, soil gets plenty of water, but the bark on the tree is raising up and blistering up. The leaves are very sparse on it this year. I can't se...
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Problems with non-native corkscrew willow in Homerville GA
May 25, 2009
I have a corkscrew willow tree and it the branches are turning dark and dying. What could be the problem?
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Disease problems with non-native Globe Willow
May 23, 2009
Globe Willow - Is exuding a white frothy foam/sap at several locations. What is this and how can it be stopped?
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Desert willows not doing well in Navarro County, TX
May 16, 2009
Planted 3 new desert willows , 3-4 ft.in February. Live in East Navarro County and soil is clay with slight slope to Richland Chambers lake area. Had a wet spring. These plantings appear not doing we...
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Space for a desert willow in Odessa, TX
April 23, 2009
I have a small planting space about 5X5 that is four feet in front of the side of my front door. It is right under the eaves of my house. It's rather an enclosed porch space. I have a new very sma...
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Problems with non-native weeping willow
April 17, 2009
The trunk of my Weeping Willow tree has raised donut growths.The left base has decay. There is a large space between the base and the soil (no roots) and the wood is brittle. Large ants with a black ...
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Tree to plant by pool replacing mulberry in Las Vegas
January 18, 2009
I am looking for a tree to plant between my house and pool. We just cut down a mulberry that was here due to its invasive root system. Are there any plants that can tolerate Vegas weather, provide a...
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Absence of grass around a willow tree in Georgia
December 22, 2008
In the past three years my Willow tree has grown from a stick to a lovely tree. Unfortunately, the grass under and around the tree is gone. Nothing left but dirt. Is there a remedy?
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Screening plants for edge of pond in Illinois
December 16, 2008
I have a backyard pond that I am restoring, adding aeration, plants, etc. Unfortunately, there is a farmer that stores old equipment on the shore of my pond and refuses to move it. It is an eyesore....
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