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Grows between April and October. Usually found in marshes, meadows, damp woodland and by rivers and streams.
 
Hedgerow shrub or small tree. Can be multi-stemmed or with single trunk.
 
A general upright character with densely packed, fine branches and a muscular trunk.
 
It can often be no more than a shrub with multiple stems but can grow into a taller tree with bushy crown.
 
Vigorous, fast-growing pioneer species. Young branches point upwards but eventually, their tips take on a weeping nature, putting the pendulous in pendula.
 
Upright, straight-trunked tree. Spire-shaped when young, potentially broadening with age.
 
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Some considerations and tips on how to handle your saw safely in the wild.
 
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