Willows can be found in many places in the wood often preferring damp locations, such as here, squeezed between Rowbourne Brook and Hut Glade. Willows (or Sallows as the broad-leafed UK species are often called) are important food plants for butterflies, in particular the Purple Emperor. Often they are coppiced and will regrow to substantial bushes, as below in Brook Glade (West).
The above willow was re-pollarded in October 2018:
However, other willows found in the wood seem to have longer leaves and may be the Grey Willow (Common Sallow) or hybrids of the two:-
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