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Trying to root Willows..... 
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Post Re: Trying to root Willows.....
From an equine herbal index.......

WILLOW

Actions: Analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, astringent.

There are several kinds of willows used medicinally for their pain releiving action. The bark contains a substance which the body turns into salicyclic acid. The effects of willow bark are the same as aspirin but to a lesser degree. Thus willow, often called "natures aspirin" can be used to treat fevers and all types of body pain. Long used medicine for arthritic pain and inflammation.

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Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:38 pm
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Location: Kialla East, Victoria
Post Re: Trying to root Willows.....
Yes the Weeping Willow is very easy to strike! They were in the creek at the home farm and during spring when the creek was in flood the buds in the water turned into roots, which would then attatch to the ground and in later years would collect Debris which would force the subsequent flood water onto the banks causing massive erosion.
Several large river gums came down this way.....the willows were later removed by a funded scheme. Pieces of willow would sometimes break off and strike downstream.


Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:26 am
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We have some willows but they're not weeping.. they seem to be all around this area, particularly on the flood plain.

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