Collecting willow seeds for the Millennium Seed Project (KEW) at Torrs Warren this week. A very warm day and a very successful one with our 3 target species for this year all achieved at once.
Salix lapponum (Downy Willow)
Preparing Salix lapponum (downy willow) trees for planting at nursery yesterday.
This high altitude willow species is found in small numbers in the Galloway hills.
It is a dwarf willow only growing to around 4 feet high and often much lower.
It has fine, silvery down on the underneaths of the leaves.