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Kevinb5688 said:I took a field and stream repair course. We cut branches off of willow trees and simply stuck them a foot in the dirt around creeks. We did it to get root holds so banks wont wash out . They will grow roots and become full blown trees. Id grow a few in shallow water during summer. They grow fast and make awsome cover. If its 25 to 50 ft deep plants wont grow, but bass pro shops sells sinkable 10 ft "fake tree like structure" that works great. There not to expensixe and wont rot or float.
colbypearson said:if you cut the willow branches under water and never bring them up it works a lot better, if you cut the branches above water it forms an air pocket in the branch and it has a higher chance of dying, we do it all the time for school and so far it works 50% better if you cut it under water and keep it submerged until the branch has sprouted roots and can be transplanted... its a crazy concept haha