Willow: officially harder to kill than zombies

Some goat willows were pollarded at the back end of February, and this sneaky log avoided the firewood pile. Snuggling into the moist soil, in the warmth of April and May it put down roots and dormant buds turned into leaves. I bet they are the same kind of buds, and they can tell if they’re facing down or up and turn into rootlets or shootlings depending… amazing. You cut off its head and its legs but still it lives on! Chainsaws will not stop the willow apocalypse…

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