Scientific Name: Salix
Willow trees are notoriously resilient and able to find water sources using aggressive root growth. As a result, they are very rarely seen in residential neighborhoods. Willows roots are so powerful they often clog drainage systems in their search for water.
The willow is one of the fastest growing plants in the world, growing up to 10 feet per year!
Short, Fast Life
Compared to other trees that live for hundreds of years, Willow Trees live relatively short lives at 30 years on average.
There are over 400 species of Willow Trees worldwide.