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sourcing thick willow

Postby robin wood » Wed Sep 10, 2008 9:45 am

I use willow sticks for teaching knife cuts on and have a few courses coming up. I have always gathered it myself in the past but it is time consuming and not as good as it would be cut from a coppice or pollard.

So does anyone have a regular supply of 1/2" to 2" diameter (1 to three years growth) rods? I bought some this time but a couple of bundles cost me
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Re: sourcing thick willow

Postby gavin » Wed Sep 10, 2008 4:23 pm

robin wood wrote:So does anyone have a regular supply of 1/2" to 2" diameter (1 to three years growth) rods?

Try Lizzie Farey or Trevor Watson - pm sent with their details!
There is also the Somerset company that sells willow artist charcoal - could they help?
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Re: sourcing thick willow

Postby gavin » Wed Sep 10, 2008 4:28 pm

My error: Trevor Leat not Trevor Watson!
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Postby monkeeboy » Tue Sep 23, 2008 6:32 pm

You could try a Bio-mass farm.
I know there's one in Yorkshire somewhere!
I've cut 3 Year old willow rods from there, can't remember where it was I'm afraid tho.
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Postby robin wood » Tue Sep 23, 2008 6:59 pm

Yep biomass is exactly what I am after. Basket willow is too thin and too expensive. I have just had an email from a previous course participant who has access to biomass in south yorks so I may be sorted.
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Postby RangerKris » Tue Sep 23, 2008 7:56 pm

How much is a regular amount
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