Find out more about the white willow tree below.
Scientific name: Salix alba
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Maximum height: 25 metres
Lives for: 150 years or more
This row of white willow trees has been pollarded, a method of pruning that keeps trees smaller than they might naturally grow, stimulates the growth of news shoots and prolongs their life. Willows were also once the emblem of the broken hearted. Anyone who had been deserted by love would wear a piece of willow on their clothes to share their heartache with others.