The trees at Keele

We have over 150 species of tree on campus, not counting the 240 species and varieties of Flowering Cherry! Amongst them are many of our common native species as well as some more unusual ones. So, if you can't tell a Beech from a Birch or just want to know a bit more about them then read on!

Silver Willow  Salix alba 'Argentea'

Silver Willow A fairly common variety of White Willow recognised by its bright silver-white leaves throughout the season.

The leaves are up to 10cm long and covered with long silky-white hairs.

Location : The Wedgwood avenue by the ringroad, compartment 60, square N7, is planted with Silver Willows though this has undergone some pruning recently.