I've had a corkscrew willow "golden curls" in the back as a screen for awhile. I've had to prune at times as trunks like to grow into each other. Now it's looking bad, def. some needs cut out (When it's drier)...
But it's covered with some sort of scale. The whole freaking tree. It's going to rain a lot tonight and tomorrow so I won't even think of doing anything (dormant spray)... but is it worth it?
Is this one of these trees with the invasive roots and disease problems and all that? Are they relatively short lived?