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 Post subject: Green Wood?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:56 pm 
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Yeah, I'd say it's green alright.

Hey Folks,

I was given a few freshly cut willow logs last Autumn and I had planned to make some hand carved spoons from them. It turned out that willow is too soft to carve easily, so I just left them in the yard.

After a very wet Winter, and a few sunny days while I was away, something happened. The willow decided that it wasn't done yet and sprouted. I've decided to bury these in the garden and watch what happens. Maybe I'll have a willow coppice someday.

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 Post subject: Re: Green Wood?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:31 pm 
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I cut up a willow at my Father in Laws last March and the same thing happened. Never saw it before that. Also, where a long branch broke off in some wet muddy area it shot up a lot of branches. Amazing stuff!

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 Post subject: Re: Green Wood?
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Willow will grow in a sidewalk, I'm convinced. I've lopped off branches from one willow, just stuck them in the ground, and I've got three new trees now.

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If you have never burned willow. DON'T.!!!!! It really, REALLY stinks!!!!!!!













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