I got this note from Donna Spellthorn back in 2010 (sorry, couldn't help myself) about a pretty epic housing item:
I think I found your next housing item of the day...it's called the large willow tree. It can apparently be found at the bazaar, but the alleged drop is from Praetor Mako (no clue where that is) But I thought it was absolutely beautiful. I think other people should know about it too, so that's why I sent you this email.
Well, thanks for the note, Donna! Consider it done!
Large Willow Tree, I hereby declare you the housing item of the day!
So from what I could tell, this item is rumored to drop from not only from Mako, but also from Achaelos. Both are located in the Crustacean Empire.
HOWEVER, I spent a good amount of time farming Achaelos and walked away with no trees, but I did get a lot of the little doghouses. When I went to farm Mako, I got the tree on my first try.
You know, from a distance, this tree looks kind of goofy to me . . . not at all what I would consider a Willow tree.
The Wizard101 Large Willow Tree looks more like one giant trunk with a bowler's cap on.
Regardless, it does provide a good bit of shade and cover. A few of these big trees and you're ready to start your own jungle with undergrowth . . . kind of like Paige Moonshade's trip to Pandora through Wizard101 housing.
Uber wife did something pretty cool with her epic tree . . . Check it out:
So awesome to be up there in the canopy!