Timberpedia - Hazel
|Latin Name:||Irish Name:||Native to Ireland?|
|Corylus avellana||An Coll||Yes|
About the Tree
Hazel is especially common in oak woods. It is a deciduous tree and one of the earliest to flower it
is not uncommon to see it in flower in January but February and March is more common.
Also known as Hazelnut, Common filbert, Wood nut, Hazelnut, Cobnut or Stock nut.
About the Wood
The twigs of hazel are used for water divining. The hazel divining rod seems to have been
introduced into Britain by German miners in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
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