jBUDDY123

WEEPING WILLOW

Can anyone tell me how far away from a septic system you should get
to plant a weeping willow???


Thanks for any help.
JB

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Hi JB,
Very far away. I'd say 40' or more. If you have a VERY large yard, plant it as far away as possible or don't plant it at all. Maybe something else that is weeping could fit your situation? Take a look here.

http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/hortihints/0404b.html
http://www.handymanwire.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=Gardening&Number=296064&page=1&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=&fpart=1

Newt

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I'm with Newt; 40' is asking for trouble. Hell, planting the willow is asking for trouble. This is a tree that will put roots well outside it's dripline if there's moisture (and food) to be had, and the septic system offers both. I think 40' isn't enough; I'd double that and still be worried. Look at the other trees; pines, spruces, katsuras, cherries, even gingkos have weeping forms so if that's the main requirement I'd go outside the genus Salix...

Scott

jbuddy123

willow

Thanks so much for the info it will help alot.

Newt
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JB, you're very welcome!
Newt

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