Willow

Willow growing. From Anna King.One of Scotland’s native trees, willow actually comes in several different species. Along with other trees it is willow’s potential for coppicing that has enabled its use in basketry.

Willow for baskets

Willow ready for harvest in March. Isle of Great Bernera

Willow ready for harvest in March. Isle of Great Bernera Coppicing is the practice of cutting the tree down to a specific height. With willow for basketry this is usually done once each year and cut right down to a …Continue reading “Willow for baskets”