If you are looking to increase your shrub population on your property there are a couple ways to do it. You can buy bare root shrubs from a tree nursery, or you can take some of your existing shrubs and make cuttings. To make a cutting, take one of the branches of a shrub about the dia. of your middle finger and Cut it into 8" - 12" pieces. Cut the bottom of the cutting at an angle so that it is easier to stick into the ground and also this helps to make sure you are not putting the cutting in upside down. It is important that the cutting is sticking out of the ground the same way it was growing on the shrub (buds pointing up). Here are some willows that I have on an area of my land. They are great for cover and bedding and I have been working on increasing the number of them on my property by using cuttings. I made a few hundred cuttings and put them in buckets, waiting for a nice rainy day to put them in. I find that it is easier to stick them in the ground if it is on a rainy day or the next day after a rain. The soil is softer and they just slide right in. If you are on very hard soil, the use of a dibble bar, pud, or rebar might be necessary to make a hole first. Using a rooting hormone powder that I bought from http://www.bigrocktrees.com, I dipped the bottom end of the cutting into the powder and then stuck them into the ground about half way or so. Since this was a spur of the moment project, I have yet to spray the area with herbicide, but I will be spraying around them with round up and prowl h2o (verrrrry carefully) If you look closely, you can see that there is growth already coming out of some of these! I had planted them only 2 weeks ago! I am using these willows as a screen to make a deer travel route between 2 of my food plots. I have a nice brush pile on one side, but the other side is open for 50yds or so before the next sign of cover. By planting this line of cuttings at about 10ft away from the brush pile, the deer will feel very comfortable and hidden as they travel along from food plot to food plot.