Can I root a large branch of curly willow tree?
I purchased a 6' tall curly willow hoping to plant it near an 18 acre pond on some rural acreage. I have not found any help to get it planted. It is still in the same large pot and has put out copious branches. I noticed it has sent quite a large root out of one of the drainage holes into the ground. When I cut this root to move the tree for planting, I know I need to remove some of the top growth. I would love to root these branches to have more trees to plant.
How large a cutting will root from this tree? I know willow is easy to root, but some are 1" to 2-1/2" diameter (maybe more.) I have searched and read for days, incl. at least 50+ pages of posts on the various GW forums, but can not find any info on this particular question. I am hoping the good people here may have experience or run across some info that may help me. Thanks for any suggestions. Michel