Willow Cuttings Needed

Posted on: October 7th, 2013 by Leslie_Zucker

The AWSMP’s stream buffer pro­gram is look­ing for landown­ers will­ing to have Soil and Water Con­ser­va­tion Dis­trict staff cut back shrub wil­lows grow­ing on their prop­er­ty. The wil­low cut­tings will not kill the wil­lows and would be done in a selec­tive mat­ter. SWCD wants to use the native wil­low in buffer plant­i­ngs along streams. Dur­ing stream restora­tion projects the stem cut­tings are dri­ven into the ground like a wood­en stake and if con­di­tions are moist enough, will sprout new shoots and roots from the stem. Shrub wil­lows are dis­tin­guished from tree wil­lows by their mul­ti­ple stems and are gen­er­al­ly under 10-feet in height. If you have shrub wil­lows on your prop­er­ty ready for prun­ing, call Bob­by Tay­lor at 845–688-3047, or by email at bobby.taylor@ashokanstreams.org.