Hopefully its a diamond willow stick norson. Beautiful wood that makes a decent stick.
Cobalt's right on with the weeping willow being basically worthless. I also have black willow growing down by the wetland on our property. I don't think much of that wood either. It is has very rapid growth and brittle branches that are constantly coming down in even a moderate wind.
I Have cut a couple of Willow shanks to try, they are not weeping variety, but a type that is grown for a wind break hedge and is coppiced every 2 years, they look sturdy but the proof wiil be when I use them.
We had a visitor Sat from MI and she want's me to make her a cane....which I would LOVE to do. She's a grandmother and really does not need - yet - but some day might...which is true of most of the canes I've given away.
She lives on a lake and her FAV tree is a weeping willow - thus the question.
But she also has an oak tree on her property. So that's prob where we'll go.
Thank you one and all.
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