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I have a huge willow tree that unfortunately we will be removing. Will the roots still grow? Or by leaving just a stump will that stop the growth of all the roots?
Since the tree is large, you cannot remove it yourself. The company that does it must remove the stump and cut all the roots. Here is an article that explains the procedure: homeguides.sfgate.com/
It is best to remove the stump completely so the tree will not regrow.
a willow stump will most definitely grow back again in the fullness of time. Options include stump removal, digging around the stump, and herbicide.
More info found here homeguides.sfgate.com/
Pls do not use herbicides. Most herbicides are responsible for bee colony collapse.
So many have said that the tree will keep growing after it's cut down. I have a different experience. I had a beautiful willow tree that got severely damaged during an ice storm in 1996. it had to be cut down. The stump is still there just as it was the day it was cut down. Nothing has ever grown back and I put a planter of trailing flowers on it every year.
That is right not every willow will grow again after being cut because there are different types of willows and trees are just like humans. An old and big willow will not recover and will not grow again as rapidly as a young one. Willows do not live long anyway. The white willow: Salix viminalis lives only 30 years and Salix caprea only 50 years which is a quite short life for a tree.
On the right side of our house, 10 feet apart from the house foundation, there is a willow tree, its height is just above the house's roof (two stories). It has been about 7 years old since it was planned by the previous owner.
Ten feet away from your house is not far enough. The willow tree roots spread fast and far. These roots can also damage your leach bed lines if you have a septic tank system.
When my husband cut our willow trees down (too old and messy) to ground level; he then axed into the trunk base and put limbs and twigs into it and burned it away throughout the summer.