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Solved Very old Tree ID please

Discussion in 'Identification Area' started by JWK, Jun 8, 2018.

  1. Gail_68

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    Hi pete, it is a weeping willow but a Dwarf Kilmarnock one mate :snorky:

    SALIX CAPREA PENDULA – Kilmarnock Willow. Characteristics. Kilmarnock willow or weeping sallow is a very small tree normally created by grafting a number of buds of a steeply weeping clone onto a straight stem of normal Goat willow.
     
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      No need to apologise it's all good information, it's good that you have your tree identified too.
       
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        John when I brought it mate...the name was probably on it Kilmarnock but took no notice as I wanted a weeping willow which it is but they're Dwarf tree's :)
         
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        • pete

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          I seem to have missed a few posts in this thread, sorry.:redface:
           
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            No need to be sorry pete :nonofinger:
             
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              Thank you @Silver surfer for confirming the Willow.

              Apologies to you @Gail_68 for me doubting your tree's identity. I've not actually seen one of those before, we learn something new.....:)
               
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                Apologies to you @Gail_68 for me doubting your tree's identity. I've not actually seen one of those before, we learn something new.....:)[/QUOTE]
                Sheal no need to apologise mate :) when I very first posted that pic redstar thought the same as yourself till I added a link on them at the time and like you say we learn something new daily :thumbsup:
                 
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                  Gail..your Kilmarnock willow is just perfect.
                  It is growing exactly as it should.
                  A dwarf weeping pom pom.
                  A wonderful thing to do in memory of your dear Dad.

                  Just as well you didn't plant the true weeping willow...they grow HUGE!

                  No matter what you do it will never grow much taller.

                  The only way to style them is to trim the tips off the branches to stop them touching the ground
                  and prune out the many dead branches they always seem to get inside.

                  They never seem very strong trees ..the top is to heavy for the roots and many I have seen lean or even fall over.

                  I grew to hate our tree...
                  You buy them covered in fab catkins...but it never seems to do it again so profusely..
                  It constantly tried to fall over...we had to stake/prop it.
                  Many branched died inside the mass of other branches and it took AGES to carefully prune them out.
                  The ONLY reason I left it was because it was by our back door...beside the bird feeder and the birds loved to shelter in it...popping in and out for food.They were safe inside the branches from predators.
                   
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                    See post above also.
                    Ash trees..it is so sad.
                    We grow ash trees in UK really easily...but no we had to import baby trees from Europe! Why????
                    Importing with them Ash die back.

                    Up here on Perthshire many fine old Ash have started to show signs of poor leaf growth.
                    Several are already dead and been felled.

                    Since moving North I have never seen so many magnificent old weeping ash trees.
                    They must have been the height of fashion...
                    a must have tree a hundred or so years ago.
                    Hope they don't get affected.
                     
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                    • Gail_68

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                      Hi @JWK this is why I mentioned a weeping willow look at this pic added by @Gem the new member...look at her weeping willow over hanging on the left it's stunning :)

                      @Gem just borrowed your pic mate ;)

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                        Hi Silver surfer, sorry i'm late replying :)

                        I never have let it grow to the ground and keep it short from the ground and roots on the main stem at the top get trimmed off with clippers besides me keeping it in shape in general and the tops are heavy but when autumn comes crossing stems that don't need to be there get trimmed off also...it's at least 12yrs old and the main stem is thick and straight and I still get the catkins in spring before the leaves develop.

                        People have asked me what it is because of how I shape it as they say it looks unusual :snorky:

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                          Sorry @Silver surfer , I agree with @Gail_68 .

                          Mine is probably taller than Gail's, around 4' and it gets covered with catkins in the Spring. I grow mine so the canopy is around 18" from the floor.
                           
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                            Hi @KFF in the sizes they have small (Dwarf) medium and large...then you get the ones like @Gem
                             
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                            Gail is correct...the height varies according to whether you get a tall/large standard one to start with or a half standard shorter one.
                            Glad to hear that you get lots of catkins.

                            We seem to have gone a long way from the original pics of the weeping Ash tree!
                             
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                            • Gail_68

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                              Your right with your comment as there's a park where I was born done in different section and there's a flower garden in there...where people took wedding photo's / peace and reading and they had two very large ones and they was astounding as the park was done in 1920 as you'll see from these beautiful pictures I add :)

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