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tushar sehgal

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For all the willow growers out there
« on: August 11, 2015, 11:19:12 AM »

I got sent some pictures today and was wondering if all you knowledgeable folks to could tell me weather this is english willow or not? obviously these are growing wild by streams etc.





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Re: For all the willow growers out there
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2015, 11:24:17 AM »

nope, sorry
Should look like
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Re: For all the willow growers out there
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2015, 11:27:23 AM »

nope, sorry
Should look like



@Buzz in your pic the trees are from a plantation where they are well maintained and young enough to not grow a bark. Any chance you have something of a older tree and leaves maybe?
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Re: For all the willow growers out there
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2015, 11:55:28 AM »

Looks like Salix Fragilis, often referred to as Crack Willow. Very common along river banks in UK. Denser than Salix Alba xxx with darker 'redder' wood. But can be made into bats. I have done so some years ago as an experiment.

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Re: For all the willow growers out there
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2015, 11:57:45 AM »

Looks like Salix Fragilis, often referred to as Crack Willow. Very common along river banks in UK. Denser than Salix Alba xxx with darker 'redder' wood. But can be made into bats. I have done so some years ago as an experiment.

Thanks @Bambooman , of if one kind grows here then is there a chance the other one (Salix Alba C.) does too?
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Re: For all the willow growers out there
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2015, 12:01:21 PM »

Certainly the conditions to grow both are very similar if not the same.

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Re: For all the willow growers out there
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2015, 12:02:24 PM »

Certainly the conditions to grow both are very similar if not the same.

Thank you sir :) I see a field trip coming up, into the wilderness we march!! lol
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Re: For all the willow growers out there
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2015, 12:09:48 PM »

Where are you, not the UK obviously. I would very surprised if SAC was growing wild anywhere. It's very much a cultivated crop. I have some cuttings growing on my kitchen window at the moment but is proving difficult to grow.

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Re: For all the willow growers out there
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2015, 12:22:01 PM »

Canada isn't it?. I can see the legendary Canadian Willow rearing it's head again....
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Re: For all the willow growers out there
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2015, 12:48:30 PM »

Canada isn't it?. I can see the legendary Canadian Willow rearing it's head again....

Canada it is indeed, east coast in Nova Scotia. This came out of a dinner I had with one of my Girlfriend's old bosses a few months ago. Guy is retired and knows nothing about cricket but we got talking about hobbies/passions and then the conversation got to bats :). He sent me these pics today so thought I would ask. Lots of trees here and lots of places to grow them :)
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Re: For all the willow growers out there
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2015, 01:02:42 PM »

Crack willow theres one growing on parkland behind my garden fence the council have to regularly keep cutting off the branches as it grows over the paths theres branches everywhere  willow needs an high water table to flourish but this ones  nowhere near water.
I think it grows rapidly due to the land being a disused clay mine as clay is water retentive.
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Re: For all the willow growers out there
« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2015, 01:03:55 PM »

@tushar sehgal ,Why don't you see if you can get some saplings from JS Wrights. They may not be so keen as it is outside the UK but you can always ask.
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Re: For all the willow growers out there
« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2015, 01:42:27 PM »

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Re: For all the willow growers out there
« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2015, 01:47:00 PM »

Id call that a Sally tree
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Re: For all the willow growers out there
« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2015, 02:02:17 PM »

Hmm going definitely going to look into that someday but for now I just look around talk to people living in the woods :) if I find something great otherwise keep going with daily job :)
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