Posted: 16/03/2016 at 14:26
Willows strike easily from cuttings. If a community garden really wants one, cut some twigs from yours before you cut it down, and stick them in some damp soil. You'll have a whole load of fast growing little trees by next autumn, and winter will be the ideal time to dig them up and plant them in their permanent position.
I'd replace it with a crab apple, Malus Golden Hornet would be ideal - blossom for the insects, fruit for the birds, and suitable for small gardens