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  • What type of willow do you need?
    English Cricket Bat Willow (Salix alba Caerulea).
  • How long does the willow take to grow?
    Generally between 15-20 years, depending on site conditions and whether the trees have been maintained. There are examples of trees reaching maturity inputs 12 years.
  • Do you work with private landowners?
    We work with all types of landowners and land managers across the country, including private estates, councils and farms.
  • Can you manage the trees for me?
    Absolutely. We offer tree maintenance services at any stage of growth, from site clearing and establishment, through to harvesting.
  • How much will I get for each tree?
    This is dependant entirely on age and condition of the tree. If you think you may have Cricket Bat Willow trees please Contact Us to arrange a site visit.
  • Can you plant the trees for me?
    English Willow offer our clients a complete service: from Consultation, Establishment and Maintenance, through to Harvest and Replanting
  • When is the best time to plant?
    Planting is carried out during the Winter months, generally from December- February, before the sap rises.
  • Which parts of the UK do you cover?
    We are based in Oxfordshire but cover all of the UK.
  • Do you run programmes for country estates?
    Yes - we manage felling, plantation, establishment and re-stocking programmes, covering the whole process from start to finish and generating hassle free, tax free income on otherwise unproductive land.
  • How many trees can I plant per hectare?
    Generally, stocking is 40/acre or 100/hectare. Trees can also be planted in rows along ditches or waterways.
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