Living Willow -
Willow that grows with your pupils
In the Spring Term, before the sap rises and willow trees come into leaf, freshly cut branches of willow can be planted in the ground and will begin to grow leaves and form roots as the growing season gets under way.
Willow planted in this way can can be sculptured and structured to made dens and arches as well as hedges and mazes.
As well as being things of beauty in their own right which create shade in the summer and are a habitat for wildlife, these also provide a great resource for the school.
Each winter the last years growth can be harvested for willow-making projects within the school. (please see the "Teaching Teachers" section of the Website) Furthermore yearly children can explore how weaving the new branches different ways effects the overall shape and structure of the sculpture.
(NB Living willow needs to be in open ground in good sunshine )
is the time to
install living willow projects .
Living willow areas create:
Resources for learning
Enhances the beauty of the school environment
Does your Living willow need restorative work or reshaping?
For more info, including some examples of pricing, see leaflet below.