Peachleaf Willow

PEACHLEAF WILLOW, Salix amygdaloides

Farrar’s, “Trees in Canada ” states there are about 400 species of willow worldwide, with about 100 species occurring in North America.  Of these, 62 are native to Canada with about 15 reaching tree size.  There are also a number of non-native and naturalized species.  Peachleaf Willow is found across southern Ontario and Quebec and the southern portion of the prairie provinces.

peach_leaf_willow_mait_woods_aPeachleaf Willow (Wipl01)

Size (note: diameter and circumference measured at breast height – 1.3 m above the ground)
Diameter: 94 cm
Circumference: 295 cm
Height: 25.5 m
Address: Maitland Woods, Goderich
UTM Coordinates: E444134, N4841600
Notes: It will take some searching to find this tree as it is not adjacent to the trail network in the Maitland Woods.
Submitted by: John Hazlitt
Date measured: October 10, 2008