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Tree identification

Crack willow Salix fragilis & White willow S. alba

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CRACK WILLOW Salix fragilis Buds slender and adpressed, spiral on stem.

WHITE WILLOW Salix alba. This years growth is golden. Buds spiral and adpressed on stem

CRACK or BRITTLE WILLOW

Salix fragilis

Found around the lake

WHITE WILLOW Salix alba leaves are silky when young. Later, only the underside remains silky. Two Bean galls Pontania proxima are present on one leaf.
CRACK WILLOW pollard by the lake. WEEPING WILLOW male catkins. Found by the Country Park entrance.

ALMOND LEAVED WILLOW

Salix triandra

Found in the plantation.

CRACK WILLOW Salix fragilis on the lake edge WHITE WILLOW Salix alba on the lake edge and island