What has happened to my beautiful twisted willow?
Powys, United Kingdom
I have a beautiful twisted willow which my late father raised from a cutting and I planted roughly 9 years ago. it has thrived and is now about 20ft high. This year however, not long after it had come into leaf I noticed that a lot of leaves had turned brown and wilted, almost as it it had been attacked by the frost, The leaves then shrivel and become dry. There is no pattern, as it has affected leaves at the middle and end of branches and affects all of the tree. The branches have not turned black so I don' t think it is canker. Last year I purchased a small willow which has brightly coloured stems (sorry, I can't remember what it is called!) and planted it next to the twisted willow. This is also experiencing the same problem. Could this new plant have infected the tree with something? Can I treat the problem before it's too late? This tree holds a lot of sentimental value and I would be very upset if it died. Any advise would be appreciated, thank you.
- 26 May, 2009