TQ1883 : Weeping Willow, Grand Union Canal

taken 8 years ago, near to Wembley, Brent, Great Britain

Weeping Willow, Grand Union Canal
Weeping Willow, Grand Union Canal
Weeping Willow

Salix babylonica (Babylon willow or weeping willow); is a species of willow native to areas of northern China, but cultivated for millennia elsewhere in Asia, being traded along the Silk Road to southwest Asia and Europe.
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The Grand Union Canal

The Grand Union is a 137 mile (220km), 166 lock, 2 tunnel canal running between Brentford in London and Birmingham. It is the longest canal in Britain, and has 11 main arms and junctions. It takes over a week to navigate.

The Leicester arm branches off at Norton Junction and runs 66 miles long through 59 locks (including 2 staircase locks at Foxton) and 2 tunnels to Leicester where it continues into the River Soar.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 9 November, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 25 December, 2013
Geographical Context
Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms  Canals 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1807 8363 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:32.3539N 0:17.9364W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1805 8362
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