Saturday, February 19
The Willow Live Stakes are excellent choices for landscaping around ponds,lakes or rivers.The weeping willow grows excellent when planted in the edge of riverbanks and ponds.Black Willow known as the Salix Nigra is an excellent native tree and alot of it's limbs are harvested and used for live stake plantings.
Live stakes are very intresting. You cut the branches 2-4 feet from the tip and dig an auger hole and plant the ends of the branches in the muddy wet soil.Within 4-6 weeks it will grow roots.
Live stakes is a big selling business too. Alot of wetland mitigation plant projects requires mass plantings of the willow species for live stake areas.
Live stakes can also be derived from river birch,red maple,black willow,silky willow,weeping babylonia willow,swamp willow and hybrid poplar trees.Any tree with a native habitat for growing in wetland spots is the tree of choice to harvest live stakes from.