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Goat Willow

goat willow

Salix caprea

Its bark is pale grey with shallow cracks pale brown.

The goat willow is widespread in damp woods, scrub and hedges.

It is used for thin coppice or pollard shoots for hurdles and basketwork.

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England's Woods and Forests are cared for by Forest Enterprise England, an agency of the Forestry Commission.