Find out more about the willow tree below. 


Willow tree

Scientific name: Salix sp.

Family: Salicaceae

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Origin: non-native

Maximum height: 25 metres

Lives for: up to 100 years

This willow tree sits in the University’s memorial garden, its long, flexible branches creating a beautiful shape. Willow trees have a long history of being used to cure aches and pains and essentially we still practice this tradition today, as aspirin was created by isolating salicylic acid from willow trees.