Goodding Willow grows up to 45 feet tall, typically along streams at elevations below 7,000 feet. This tree has gray bark with yellow twigs, and shiny green, finely toothed leaves. The deep root system prevent stream erosion.
This fibrous wood is used to make bows, build homes, and for gourd rattle handles. The strong roots are used to construct cradleboards and the bark is used to make skirts or is stripped and boiled to treat sore throats.