Full sun is best, but not required. Willows are among the fastest growing trees, gaining height by as much as 6 to 8 feet a year. They grow well in USA Zones 4 - 9 and will absorb standing water. If you have trouble with standing water in your yard, try planting a willow tree in that spot. It's a lot less expensive than a landscape overhaul.
When we refer to stepping-stones in the stone industry, we generally mean pathways with stones spaced at a comfortable walking stride distance. This path along the shore of Georgian Bay was installed in the spring of 2012. What happens sometimes with a seasonal property from year to year is the overgrowth of nature. The installation of a granite step stone walk way puts and end to this and gives family and guests a safer path.