The first fall we lived here we planted two trees in the back yard. Both were maples and I was happy. I love trees. The next spring they budded. Leaves came and they died. It was the weirdest thing. Hubby and I were both very frustrated. The trees didn’t have a guarantee so we lost out out that.
The next time we planted two trees….this time one maple and one willow. It took me a LONG time to talk Hubby into a willow. He told me they are so mess, why did I want one? I told him I clean up the tree mess and I really like them. Then he said willows aren’t “town” trees. Then everywhere I went I pointed out willow trees to him. So many were in town and so many were beautiful. He caved and I got my willow tree.
We have had it for two falls. I know that as each fall we take a picture with grand kids next to willow to make the trees growth, the kids’ growth and our added gray hairs.
Well spring it here and out willow is just starting to leaf out.
I looked at it and noticed this…see the big lump on it?
Here is a close up view. What is it? Do we cut that branch off? It looks like a hunk of dog poop stuck on it but it isn’t.
I would love some advice on what to do.
We had friends who had a willow and they had trouble with theirs. After about 10 years when it was really getting nice, it died. Ugh. I don’t want that to happen to ours so I want to do whatever is necessary to keep it going.
Has anyone had this happen to them or do you know what it is and what we should do about it?