Many moons ago in my childhood, we grew a huge willow tree in our backyard. Many good times were had in and under the willow tree. My father built an oversized see-saw beside this tree, and with six siblings, we had fun. It was the only tree near the house.
Not many people would think to plant a willow tree (Salix babylonica), maybe it was our dutch heritage, but we chose a different type of willow from the dutch trees.
After reading a little about the willow, I came across THIS SITE, which was quite interesting to read.
My intrigue led me to another site, see LINK here.
Had we known, we could have woven the branches and maybe made some cricket bats, or used it as a pain-killer.
Do you have a tree from your childhood, maybe a fruit tree like a big mango tree or climbing tree which is implanted in your memories?