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.