Are you supposed to trim weeping willows?
Jul 21, Trimming the deadwood from a Weeping European Larch using hand pruners, loppers and a folding saw, showing where to make the cuts and how to prune. #weepingl.
The one tree we did plant is a Rose of Sharon shrub trained into a single trunk.
Most tree services do an unethical pruning that permanently maimed the tree, puts it into shock and then requires them to come back every year or so to trim the weak shoots that sprout from the middle of boughs.
A proper pruning by a good arborist who makes the cuts himself will save you money - you'll only have to re-prune every years. Weeping larch (Larix decidua"Pendula") is a moderately fast-growing European larch cultivar that grows to a modest height of 10 to 12 feet, boasting long, weeping branches.
Unusually for a conifer, weeping larch is deciduous, dropping its needles in the fall. Weeping larch requires cool, moist conditions to thrive and regular pruning to maintain its weeping habit. Mar 26, To create an attractive weeping habit, stake the main branch, or leader, and prune regularly during the tree's dormancy. Aim to create an umbrella-like shape by pruning off branches that grow straight down and branches that grow straight up. Prune to buds that face up or outward, rather than down to the ground.