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wind damage to young tree - salix (willow) near wall.


 
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KatieC
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 2:14 pm    Post subject: wind damage to young tree - salix (willow) near wall. Reply with quote

Hi All,
We planted a row of salix trees against a wall facing east in our garden in early summer. At right angles to this wall is a tall planted fence and the wind seems to tunnel towards the area where fence and wall meet. The tree in this corner seems to be struggling while the others are doing fine. Can somebody suggest a solution. I'm guessing we need to put up some sort of wind barrier for a while. I have included some photos

Thanks for your help

Katie C



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inishindie
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 5:07 pm    Post subject: a few solutions (maybe!) Reply with quote

Hi Katie C

Is it imperitive that there is a row of trees along the wall? You could take that one out and leave the others to grow. Another more wind tolerant plant could grow in its place.

If you need the numbers for symmetry , try moving the bricks(!) and putting a stake in to support the tree, Chances are there is a lot of wind rock.

Once tha tree gets to be above the wall you might not get this problem as the wind won't be whistling around it so much (maybe!)

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Use a small piece of Netlon wind break material running at right angles to the wall (same direction as hedge) but about 6 inches from the head of the tree. Streached between two stakes it will reduce the ricocheting wind in that corner.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Save your money and ditch those Willows, those wee willows are a complete waste of time...You're better of with some lollypop Bay Tree or the like.

They look good in a garden centre, but try and grow them and they're more hassle than they're worth!

Only my opinion.
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