Species Study - Salix Lucida

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These Specific Species Study Threads will serve for the documentation and discussion of growing young plants, upwards, together, towards a common “TinyTree” presentation goal

In conversations with @Lutonian , on my Exigua species study, I realized that in my area, we really ARE "spoiled for Salix"...

So I kept this windfall last year.. Shining Willow. :)

I REALLY like it.. 6F11580D-86C9-4ABC-BB98-F6DA68C8DC4C.jpegF9C66F5B-B8EE-4FDF-A879-303F4811BA97.jpeg
 

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I am REALLY falling in love with this one...

To the right: An average leaf from the tip of whip/trunk/ling(it IS a seedling)

To the left: An average leaf from second-lowest growth point.

Far left: Cruella DeVille baitDDE2C584-6BB3-4787-9050-E6A058E51274.jpeg
 
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Thought horse boy might like this .😂😂. Sight is Canadian national arboretum. Ottawa Canada . Last 2 pics are American elm not many left after Dutch elm this size here . Trunk is about 5 feet across last pic is from ground level straight up
 

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Fantastic!!! Thank you!!!

I'm getting that early leaf drop here, gearing up for a COOOOLD winter.

I have to update all my threads... I've finally got a new phone.. and cannot access all the prior pictures of work I performed throughout summer... So I'll most likely have to just use new images and EXPLAIN what happened during the season.

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Fantastic!!! Thank you!!!

I'm getting that early leaf drop here, gearing up for a COOOOLD winter.

I have to update all my threads... I've finally got a new phone.. and cannot access all the prior pictures of work I performed throughout summer... So I'll most likely have to just use new images and EXPLAIN what happened during the season.

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The pics are a week ago Saturday . I like the willow . Now nothing about them makes you wonder . Why people plant Chinese weeping willow . ( poor storm survival ) always amazes me how native trees are ignored . If it’s from somewhere else has to be better right 🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️
 

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The pics are a week ago Saturday . I like the willow . Now nothing about them makes you wonder . Why people plant Chinese weeping willow . ( poor storm survival ) always amazes me how native trees are ignored . If it’s from somewhere else has to be better right 🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️
Native species will ALWAYS be the hardiest... When I went through my "trying to grow a bunch of fancy plants"- phase... My HUGE climate swings from season to season... Killed off MOST zone USDA 4-5 'fancy plants'... IN a winter lean-to...

For plants to thrive HERE..... they have to KNOW "Here"!

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Fantastic!!! Thank you!!!

I'm getting that early leaf drop here, gearing up for a COOOOLD winter.

I have to update all my threads... I've finally got a new phone.. and cannot access all the prior pictures of work I performed throughout summer... So I'll most likely have to just use new images and EXPLAIN what happened during the season.

🤓
 

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Thought horse boy might like this .😂😂. Sight is Canadian national arboretum. Ottawa Canada . Last 2 pics are American elm not many left after Dutch elm this size here . Trunk is about 5 feet across last pic is from ground level straight up
Apparently the Wisconsin weeping willow is a more cold hardy variety.
 

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Oh yes, I am familiar with the signs... I've seen them before... The people up here SPEAK of these "adaptive measures"... And the season is being predicted/termed "Unreasonably Cold" Winter... On all the meteorologist broadcasts.
 
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Apparently the Wisconsin weeping willow is a more cold hardy variety.
The Chinese weeping willow is cold hardy enough people plant them here . Problem is just when they get nice they suffer storm damage they are not strong wood tree . But people love the weeping effect .
 

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Oh yes, I am familiar with the signs... I've seen them before... The people up here SPEAK of these "adaptive measures"... And the season is being predicted/termed "Unreasonably Cold" Winter... On all the meteorologist broadcasts.
You keep that crap in Wisconsin!!
 
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