5916Re: [pfaf] Willow uk
- Mar 12 3:30 PMHI, No, it just needs cutting every year to eventually make the maze very bushy. It's free.
On Mon, Mar 12, 2012 8:17 PM GMT Paula Harrison wrote:
>hi if we cut the willow do we have to pay or is it have it in retuyrn for labour sort of thing?
> From: frank_bowman <frank_bowman@...>
>Sent: Monday, 12 March 2012, 16:13
>Subject: [pfaf] Willow uk
>Large Willow maze at Kinmel Bay, that needs yearly
>Could you please
>pass on to anyone you think may be interested. For any more info, and photos
>and more detail of the willow species please message or email me.
>Biofuel willow. Basket willow. Hurdle willow. Structure willow. 9 varieties listed below..
>The average amount
>one can easily cut in one day is 1000, to 2000, and a lot of these can be
>divided into 2 or 3 for planting out. Which, is easy because you literally poke them into the ground about 6 "
>deep or more if you can. I average
>about 250 to 350 planted in an hour.
>The people who own
>the Willow maze
>appreciate it being cut, which has to be done yearly in order that it becomes
>Each whip normally
>costs around £1ea to buy.
>Its at the Chester Avenue,
>community woodland, in Kinmel Bay, next to Rhyl.
>The address is Chester Avenue, Kinmel Bay,
>which is a road to the left, as you come down the St Asaph Rd, to the beach.
>established the gardens originally, and their tel number is 01745361140.
>They'll tell you its not their responsibility any more and that you will have
>to contact the clerk of the council, Dave Courns, and his number is
>01745355899. Usually he'll be happy to tell you to go and coppice what
>you like. There's 9 good varieties to choose from.. But, if
>your getting a lot then it'd be best just to check with Dave first.
>The Link for
>directions on a map is below:.
>The willow can be coppiced
>up until April, but the earlier the better.
>For the work, I would suggest a good pair of gloves and
>perhaps knee pads, or a kneeling mat. You cut the willow right at the base, you
>can use secateurs no problem, but some stems can be thick so a little pair of
>hand held loppers, ie the next cutters up from secateurs are best. Also
>bring string to tie up the bundles. The varieties that are planted there
>are the varieties in the pdf document.
>Its fairly easy to cut more
>than 1000 in a day, and at a normal cost of £1 each that's pretty good. I've
>found that a normal planting rate is about 250 an hour. For planting you stick
>the branches in the ground as deep as you can.
>I've found that its much
>better to plant them as short sticks at about 2' above ground if planting in
>grass, (1' , or as deep as you can underneath ground.) I've planted them as 6 –
>8' lengths, but when they're that big its much harder for the energy in the
>willow to focus on growing roots and establishing themselves.
>descriptions of the Willow
>that was originally planted:
>producing long straight rods up to 3m+ (1O'+) a year. Traditionally used to
>make sturdy, practical baskets for fishing and agricultural use. Two year old
>material is often used for hurdle uprights, furniture, etc. Other uses include
>living structures, windbreaks, soil stabilisation, waste filtration, fuel
>production, and artist charcoal. Long leaves and catkins.
>hybrid willow. Slightly shorter but thicker than viminalis. Suitable for windbreaks,
>soil stabilisation, waste filtration, and fuel production. Broad leaves
>producing long rods up to 3m+ (10'+). Shiny green stems turning orangey shades
>towards tips. Suitable for living structures, soil stabilisation, waste
>filtration, fuel production, ornamental use. Attractive long, narrow leaves and
>WILLOW" (hybrid of viminalis and triandra) The vigour of viminalis and weaving
>qualities of triandra. Attractive medium brown stems. Triandra-like leaves and
>catkins. Favoured by hurdle makers, and suitable for other willow crafts
>including large basketry and living structures. Also useful for soil
>stabilisation, waste filtration and ornamental use. Not suitable for extreme
>willow still grown commercially today in Somerset
>levels. Brown bark. Useful for dried willow crafts and living willow structures
>and ornamental use. Glossy serrated leaves, catkins. Does not like extreme
>and decorative, deep violet rods up to 2-3m. Some side shoots. Useful for
>living structures, windbreaks, waste filtration and colourful stems in winter.
>Attractive leaves and catkins.
>variety producing medium fine rods up to 2m long. Mainly green in colour.
>Attractive blue/green glaucus leaves. Will make an attractive garden hedge.
>tallest growing of the purpureas. Very long straight rods 2-3m. Long narrow
>blue/green glaucus leaves and abundant catkins. An attractive variety for
>basketry, crafts, living structures, garden hedges and bee fodder.
>Very fine basket
>variety. Rods 1-2m long. As the name suggests - dark purple in colour.
>coloured stems make this a popular variety for landscape work. Can be grown as
>a shrub or a tree. Suitable for a garden hedge.
>Hybrid of albe and
>fragilis. A highly sought after basket variety producing long straight rods
>that dry to a rich orangey brown. Rods up to 2m+
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