Did you know a mature willow tree may consume 100 gallons of water “per day” during summer months? Closely manage willow growth. Remove existing trees. Consult a dirt contractor if they’re near the dam. Regularly pull new sprouts. When planning trees around a pond, contact your area NRCS office. They know which varieties thrive in your soils. Some offices may offer trees for economical prices when used in pond management projects.