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Aug 30, This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook and certified arborist Matt Foti show how to trim back a wildly overgrown willow. (See below for tools.)SUBSCR. Step 1 – Cut The Tree Down. Willow trees are a bit unique because they don’t have one trunk going straight up; they can have multiple large branches coming off the main trunk.
That being said, to cut the tree down you should start cutting off the closest branches to the ground. Jul 01, Trim a Pussy Willow Bush with Coppice Pruning. Using coppice pruning means that you will severely cut the pussy willow back.
The best time on when to prune a pussy willow tree this way is right after the catkins start to fade. Trim the pussy willow down. Sep 21, Prune low-hanging weeping willow foliage only if access to the area beneath the tree is needed. Spot-cutting around the perimeter of the tree's canopy and then trimming the in-between spaces shapes the tree more evenly than one circling pass. When pruning weeping willows, save saddle forks and prune the weaker half of cleft forks.
Sometimes, pruning a weeping willow only involves trimming off a small section of the branch.
Tip-trim the willow regularly to allow the lush new growth to offer its variegated spring display. Prune branch tips around 6 inches, making the cuts above a leaf bud or lateral branch. Trim. Sep 21, Make a wedge-shaped cut in the base of the trunk on the side where you want your tree to fall.
This opening should extend 1/3 of the way through the willow tree. Make a second cut, known as a back cut, on the other side of the trunk. This cut should extend 2/3 of the way through the tree, and should be located slightly higher on the trunk than.