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Goat Willow (Salix caprea)

Goat Willow (Salix caprea) (Salix caprea (Palm Willow))

Bonsai Goat Willow and limestone rock, about 10 years old.

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Lovely again. Did you find them all in the wild and grow them on?

12 Sep, 2009


Yes, Gwen. Most of my trees were collected from the wild as this can (and does) save you years of growing.
Most experts use trees which at some time in there lives were once wild.
Often the best trees are growing in remote and inaccessible places (not mine), being shaped by wind, harsh weather and difficult climatic conditions. As there trees struggle to survive, often in soil made from its own leaf litter, they become stunted and misshaped, showing their fight for life. These trees may be decades or even centuries old.

26 Sep, 2009

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