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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Greywater and Willow Feeders.

In this Badge Bit you will plant five trees that include willow, cottonwood, and/or poplar.



Here are some related articles
 - Weeping Willow Planting Instructions
 - How to Plant Weeping Willow Trees
 - How to Plant Cottonwood Tree Seeds
 - Lombardy Plant Poplar Profile

Here are some threads on the larger context of willow feeders and poop beasts:
 - Tree Bog vs Dry Outhouse
 - The First Willow Feeder
 - Willow Feeder #3 - Willow Wonka
 - Poop Beasts

Here are some videos about growing Willow, Poplar, and Cottonwood trees.
I also included a nice video on uses of the willow tree.









To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
  - plant five trees
     - willow, cottonwood or poplar
     - must be planted somewhere where they will get enough water
     - since these do not have a taproot, you can transplant or use seed

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must provide:
 - a picture of the seeds and/or transplants that you are planting
 - a picture of you planting the seeds/transplants
 - a picture of the transplanted trees, or a clear label for the spot with the seeds
 - OR a 2-minute video of you doing the above
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I was finally able to get my hands on some green willow cuttings!
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They're alive, also, apparently willow water is a thing
They
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Planting #1
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Planting #4
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Planting #5
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Staff note (Mike Haasl) :

I certify this BB complete!

 
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