I'm planting a weeping willow in an area that has excellent drainage due to gravel at 2 or 2-1/2 feet under river bottom soil.  The water table is approximately 10' deep; however, there is no pond or lake or standing water.  Do weeping willows develop deep tap roots?

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Yes, usually by the 2 month of growth their roots can reach over 10' in debth.
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Yes and don't plant 100 ft from septic system, cess pool, walls, foundations, drain field, house or barn.  They seek water.  Good to plant along a creek to hold the bank.
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Willows will seek water.......I have one that is holding up our creek bed.......looks like a giant tooth..........

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