Thursday, August 4, 2011


All may not be lost...

As you may have read earlier, our Wisconsin weeping willow is afflicted with bacterial wetwood disease. It didn't leaf out like it normally does this year and it has lost most of the leaves it got this spring. We performed surgery on the area of the trunk that was oozing foam at the beginning of June, with the outside chance of saving it.

It has kept the leaves you see in the photo above, which may or may not be false hope that the tree will live for a few more years. The weather we've had this summer - extreme heat and drought - isn't helping, but we're keeping our fingers and toes crossed that we'll still be enjoying its shade for a few more years!


Julie K said...

I have seen you in your scrubs, so I am confident you know what you are doing! I know that a tree is not exactlly like teeth, but all scrubs are the same, so your tree will be fine.

Erin @ The Impatient Gardener said...

I hope it makes it! It is truly so sad to see beautiful trees suffering. We have an aging, unhappy birch tree that we know is not long for this work and it upsets me every time I look at it to see it not doing well.

Sue said...

I hope it makes it.
We have a HUGE old Maple that shades our home from the western sun--it's dying out in the middle, but I will not take it down. Heck, even 1 or 2 more years of the wonderful shade makes it worth it.
Best of luck with yours!

Weekend Cowgirl said...

It's so pretty. Hope it can make it. It is perfect in the landscape.

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