Can the willow tolerate radical pruning?
The willow is known for its rapid growth, so after a cut it forms new shoots again in a short time. It is extremely cut tolerant and forgives any mistakes. You do not have to fear that you will cause damage to your tree with a radical cut. Go on, your willow will reward you with even more beautiful flower formation than before. The kittens on the young shoots are particularly beautiful to look at.
- Radical pruning at Thuja - pruning heavily
- Cut back the boxwood heavily and rejuvenate it
- The types of pasture
The best thing to do is to get help from one, or even better, several people. If the pruning only takes place every few years, a lot of clippings will come together in the end. If helpers collect this right away, less work is required. In addition, utensils such as
- a lifting platform
- a chainsaw with a long sword
- Start cutting the outermost branches and work your way inward
- Feel free to shorten the branches directly on the trunk
- Make sure to cut at an angle so that the rainwater can run off and does not cause rot
- Then apply wound closure agent to the interfaces
- This also serves to correct the growth habit of the willow
Radical pruning is recommended for willows every six to eight years. It is best to aim for a frost-free day in February. The pruning should be done before budding.
In the warm season the pasture is a habitat for many animal species. To protect them, pruning is prohibited between March and October.