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Tree believed to be one of Samuel Johnson’s favourite to be cut back over fears it could become unsafe

26 Feb 18

A willow tree in Lichfield believed to be Samuel Johnson’s favourite will be reduced in size after fears it could become unsafe.

Johnson’s Willow Known as Johnson’s Willow, the tree alongside Stowe Pool is suffering from signs of decay and expects have now recommended it be cut back. During Johnson’s time in the city the tree was known as the Lichfield Willow and was also celebrated in works by poet Anna Seward and American…

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