Living willow structures are planted over the winter months and will begin to grow in the spring. Woven from individual willow rods they will, over time, fuse to create a sturdy living structure which will live for years.
Willow is a tree known for its catkins in spring. As an early flowering tree, the pollen provides a vital source of nectar for insects at a time when other sources are rare. There are some species of butterfly and moth whose caterpillars prefer to feed on willow leaves. Supporting our insects is a vital building block in protecting biodiversity. As insects make their home in the structures, birds and bats will be attracted to feed and roost.
I can offer a full design, install and maintain service but am just as happy working with you to design your structure. You can be as involved with all stages of the project as you like. Whether you're looking for a natural play area with domes and tunnels for children, an arbour providing a shaded seating area or a living willow barrier to define your outdoor space, please get in touch to discuss your ideas.