Weeping Willow

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The Weeping Willow tree, Salix Babylonica, is a rapid growing yard or landscaping tree. When mature it exhibits graceful wide spreading branches. The Weeping Willow has pendulous weeping branches, a short trunk, and has a broad rounded crown. This deciduous tree has leaves that are thin and narrow, sometimes with whitened or silky undersides. It also is used in low moist areas like creek banks or areas that are very moist.

It is one of the first trees to leaf out in the spring and one of the last to drop leaves in the fall. The foliage is a shimmering light green color in summer and turns yellow in the fall. The Weeping Willow trees are mentioned many times in literature and poetry from the time of Shakespeare. The usual reference is to shimmering leaves. It is graceful, grows fast, and adaptable.


I felt like weeping a little about a minute ago. But just when the word “weeping” crossed my mind, I wondered what the phrase “weeping willow” really meant. I surfed the net to find an answer and whala… one of the most beautiful trees I’ve ever seen unfolded before my very eyes. The monitor seemed to look like a picture postcard because of this photograph.

Weeping Willow tree.
Weeping Willow tree.

As depression turns to fascination, I wondered to myself when I’ll be able to catch a real glimpse of such a tree, and perhaps take home a souvenir photo of me beside such beauty. Now this is one attractive “weeper” I’d say.

Mercenario Cadag

Mercenario Cadag

The author has been in the publishing industry since the year 2000 and has exposure in both print and digital production processes (typesetting, page layout, and eBook creation). He is an aspiring writer and shutterbug. Has an insatiable desire to learn the cosmos but mostly enjoys studying how information dissemination could help improve people’s daily lives.

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