Salix Tetrasperma: Typical phenology a boon to low land agroforestry
Salix tetrasperma is commonly called as Indian Willow. In terai zone of West Bengal Salix tetrasperma is seen growing in middle of the pond of many households. During winters when the ponds are dry, the light textured soil does not retain water for long time; the tree bears lush green foliage. On contrary during rainy season when the ponds are filled with water, it sheds its leaves. This may be attributed to soil aeration.