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Willows

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Willows are a broad family of trees and shrubs ranging from a few inches high to many feet high. They are fast growing, and for our climate are one of the quickest ways to get a screen between you and the road. (Ok, ok. It's quicker if you build a fence)

Some are noteworthy for their winter colour. Others for their catkins in spring. Many of the shrub varieties can be used for basket making.

Native willows are used for reclamation work, and erosion control.

Willow roots are opportunists. If your plumbing leaks they will find it. If your basement has cracks, they will investigate.

The tree willows, like all big trees, should not be planted close to a sidewalk. As their roots grow, blocks of sidewalk will be tilted in various directions. If you are a typical country dweller, sidewalks are not a big concern.


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Sherwood's Forests is located about 75 km southwest of Edmonton, Alberta. Please refer to the map on our Contact page for directions.