Which member of the willow family
is cultivated for basket-making?
Case in point, the cottonwood tree (Populus deltoides) in the willow family
. Here in the forested Northeast with more than a hundred different trees, the cottonwood was overlooked in favor of dozens of other more useful woods.
Italian black poplar is part of the willow family
. As Hugh Johnson explains in his book, "Encyclopedia of Trees," "The four branches of the family are the black, white, trembling and balsam poplars.
The trees which provide the quickest results are members of the willow family
. Willows may be propagated by setting out cuttings about 10 inches long in the early spring.
Botanists admit the willow family
is a puzzling group; there are more than 90 distinct types of willow in the UK alone.