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D. T. Suzuki

Typical Pine

The edge were tree meets field creates a haven for all sorts of critters.

Golden Willow

Salix alba 'Vitellina'

New growth is golden yellow. Can be raised as a shrub or as a tree. Because of the bright yellow colour, and similarity in growth form, this willow would make a fascinating one to plant with 'Belgian Red' Put a row of each, with the ones between staggered. Cut down to the ground in opposite years. One year you have yellow above red The next year you have red above yellow. Your neighbours will get mighty confused.

There is a grove of these about 20 miles from my house, connected with an abandoned homestead. The trees are 8-12" in diameter at the base, and many feet tall. The bark is rough. The trees don't grow very straight.

I want to try planting a bunch of these in a circle and as the branches get close, try to graft them together. It should be possible to make a living jungle gym. If I start this spring, it might be ready for the grandkids. (None yet...)

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