Timberpedia - Cricket Bat Willow
Cricket Bat Willow
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About the Tree
Introduced 1780. A variety of white willow (which is a native species). Also known as English Willow.
A fast growing tree with a single straight stem, and has slightly larger leaves (10-11 cm long, 1.5-2
cm wide) with a more blue-green colour.
Its origin is unknown, but it may be a hybrid between White Willow and Crack Willow (Salix fragilis).
About the Wood
Willow Is used to make Cricket bats, and grown as a timber crop in the UK for the same. It is a tough, lightweight wood that does not splinter easily.
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