A picture of Salix alba courtesy of Steve Hammonds


Here are some cool fact about Salix alba you may not have known before.

Salix alba:

1.) Is commonly used as an ornamental tree due to the splendor of its white leafs.

2.) Contains a compound called salicylic acid that is used to produce aspirin.

3.) Has wood that is renown for its use a a cricket bat.

4.) Has springy branches that are perfect for using to weave world class baskets.

5.) Is one of the fastest growing trees and can reach heights up to 30 meters tall!

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A beautiful white willow tree