Identifying a tree

Asked October 29, 2017, 9:12 PM EDT


I found these trees by Clear Creek in Wheat Ridge. I searched some books and can't decide if they are Willows or not at all. Please help! I would love to know what tree this is.

Jefferson County Colorado trees and shrubs

3 Responses

Nice beaver damage, yes the trees with long narrow leaves are willows.

Thanks so much! Do you know much about them? Are they useful for anything?

Some people use willow branches to weave baskets or make fences because the branches are so, well, willowy. Is that what you mean by useful?