Johnson’s Willow: Update
As mentioned on our main page on Johnson’s Willow, the Fourth incarnation of Johnson’s Willow had been suffering from extensive decay; sadly, this led to its being felled on 8 October 2021. The Johnson Society has, however, been working closely with Lichfield District Council to safeguard the future of this most historic tree, and a new, Fifth Johnson’s Willow, grown from a cutting of its predecessor, will be planted on the same site beside Stowe Pool at a ceremony in November 2021. The ceremony will include the reading of a new poem about Johnson’s Willow by Sarah Dale, which was the winning entry in the Johnson Society’s recent Willow poetry competition.
The Fourth Willow, 27 May 2021 (photo © John Winterton)