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Hi, can anyone identify the tree which has quite happily grown in my garden? 12+ft high, lots of these soft green catkin/spike things all over it. Thanks.


  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391
    Goat willow (Salix caprea) and those are the seed pods which will produce thousands of fluffy seeds which will blow everywhere if you let them.  Personally, I would remove it and plant something else like a fruit tree unless is has some ornamental value in your particular garden.  Most folk consider it a 'weed' tree in their garden, along with sycamore and ash.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,536
    Ditto, I'd remove it ASAP
  • Thanks both.
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