My Corkscrew Willow is Turning Yellow

Asked September 4, 2014, 12:42 PM EDT

I have a Corkscrew Willow that I grew from a cutting from a tree that I grew from another cutting and it is turning yellow and I see leafless branches in the top. Is there anything I can do to save my tree? It is about 7 years old and about 30 feet tall and double trunked at about 6-7" in diameter. Thank you for any help. If I need to take another cutting and start that I will, but I would love to save my tree.

Fayette County Pennsylvania

1 Response

Hi:
Can you tell if there is a girdling (circling) root at the base of the tree? If the entire tree is yellowing, it leads me to think there is a root zone or vascular system issue. How has the precipitation been this year? This may also be early onset of fall color due to drought stress.