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That’s desert willow, which gets its nickname from its long, narrow willow-like leaves.
With elk spending less time nibbling on the willows that hold down stream banks, riparian habitat for fish and other aquatic species was improved too.
After the fire, the hills were blackened with the skeletons of bushes and willows.
The future: The landscape at Henry Coe consists of what is called a blue oak savannah, foothill grasslands and canyons peppered with willows and oaks.
Tight to the shoreline, especially in the shallows where water willow and other aquatic vegetation have gained a root-hold, a half-dozen or more species of small fish - gambusia, shiners and minnows - cluster nervously and for good reason.
There was the charred weeping willow that belonged to our neighbor but extended generously into our yard.
Kept closed to the public, the center was visited only by the invasive Chinese tallow trees that sprung up from the ruins of dead cypress, maple and willow.
Generally, fast-growing trees such as willows, hybrid elms and maples need more maintenance, with evergreens and oaks usually requiring less attention.
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Origin and Etymology of willow
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
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