Willow rooting liquid.

Newsgroups: alt.folklore.herbs
Subject: Re: Need Willow Wood info
From: kidkaos.uslink.net (pete hanson)
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 95 01:59:40 GMT

fu622.cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Kimberly A. Huff) wrote:
>Trees can be started by very unusual methods, once in Philly a basket was tossed in a yard and started growing into a tree. Leafless, several-foot-long branches of first-year wood can be rooted in moist soil. 9 to 12 inch cuttings, taken in the spring or fall will root if left in water. Trees are dificult to transplant however.

Also if you want to do something wonderful for new plants do the following:

get a gallon jar (glass) break up and put in willow starts and young bark,
Fill jar with water
Set in a sunny location
Forget about it for at least 3 days better at 7 days.

..now you have your very own root starter, the chemicals in willow cause other plants to set roots faster and in already startted plants, to put on new growth :)...
We use it when we start seeds indoors, or on new cuttings...we usually just use the water from the bottom of the vase of pussy-willows we are 'forcing' inside this time of year.