Sallow Willow

Sally, Pussy or Goat Willow opp Corsican Pine, near Anatomy

Sally, Pussy or Goat Willow opp Corsican Pine, near Anatomy

Sallow Willow (Salix caprea). It is also know as Goat Willow. The Sallow tree normally forms a large bush but it can produce a respectable trunk and crown up to 10m, particularly when growing in woodland. Its twigs are quite smooth. Sallow has more rounded leaves than any other tree-forming willow, less than twice as long as broad; they are dark green and wrinkled above, grey and silky beneath. This is a female tree with as it bears long silky-green catkins which explode in May liberating white cottony seeds. This tree is common throughout northern Europe (except in the south west), in damp and dry woods and scrub.

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Areas around Quad where trees are identified.

Areas around Quad where trees are identified.

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