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Monday - August 10, 2009

From: Fort Worth, TX
Region: Southwest
Topic: Non-Natives
Title: Moving non-native globe willow in Ft. Worth TX
Answered by: Barbara Medford

QUESTION:

I planted a globe willow in a small area in front of my house and it is probably going to need more space. Can I replant it in a more open area without killing it? It is about 8-9 ft tall, 2-3 ft of trunk before branches start and maybe 5-6 ft. wide at top. Just wondering.

ANSWER:

We just answered this same question to the same e-mail address, but from Mansfield, TX, today. Please see our previous answer.
 

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