Artful Land Care

A History of Willows

In Crop on July 2, 2010 at 10:22 am

July 2, 2010

Years ago folks came to the Farm from Pacific Grove, California.  We spent time with them at another farm that had a number of different types of willows.  We trimmed branches, brought them back to the Farm, and placed them in five-gallon buckets of water.  Most of the willows on the Farm are from that day.  Now, each year we take a moment and trim our own willows, place them in a bucket and then transplant them once their roots have developed and the weather is good for transplanting.  It doesn’t take much time and we figure it must help in our carbon footprint!

Are you interested in estimating your carbon footprint?  Try The Nature Conservancy’s footprint calculator at http://www.nature.org/initiatives/climatechange/calculator/?gclid=CMyMh8SpzaICFQxubAodDhxkwQ.

© David B. Bell 2010

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