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What is the life expectancy of a weeping willow?
Weeping willows are fast-growing trees, adding up to 10 feet per year when young, but their average lifespan is a relatively short 30 years.
How old is the oldest weeping willow?
At almost 5,000 years old, the gnarled Methuselah (which would fit right in at Hogwarts as the Whomping Willow) is a well-kept California Forest Service secret since, in 1964, a slightly older tree was accidentally felled by a scientist who didn't know just how old it was.
Are you supposed to trim a weeping willow?
Weeping willow pruning is also necessary after a storm. Trim off any branches that are split or damaged with a pruning saw. Make the cut just below the break. If you see any dead wood, trim back the limbs until only living tissue remains.
How long does it take for weeping willow to mature?
Weeping Willow Trees reach a mature height of about 30 to 50 feet after approximately 15 to 20 years.