Three Facts

  1. The bark of willow trees can be used as charcoal for sketches.

  2. Often, willows are referred to as weeping willows because of how the rain looks like tears as it rolls from their branches. To weep is to shed. Shedding leaves is how a tree moves through seasons.

  3. Willows can be processed to make a medicine similar to aspirin. Deer often rub painful spots on their bodies against willows for relief.

Juliana Roth