About Willow Trees
The genus of willow trees is salix. This group of deciduous trees has thin sap that contains salicylic acid. They have soft pliable wood that is also tough, slender branches, and elongated leaves (typically). Willow trees hold onto their leaves longer than most deciduous trees and are some of the first to emerge from dormancy. They are also an early source of pollen for bees and they provide nectar for honey as well.