Tree species: Willow

Color: sapwood white to yellowish white, heartwood reddish light brown to golden light brown

Hardness: soft

Characteristics: golden shimmering uniform beautiful warm-appealing very light wood

Heartwood formation: yes, the willow is a true heartwood tree

Psychological equivalent: willow means "the flexible one". It was revered in ancient times as a symbol of the flow of life between birth and death. Characteristic is the tree's strong rash capacity as well as the numerous possibilities of reproduction via seeds. Therefore, the willow stands for fertility, rebirth, rejuvenation and renewal. It is "built close to the water" and appears slightly melancholic - which, however, is less true for the silver willow than for the weeping willow. As a power tree, it conveys a lot of compassion and feminine qualities. It supports artistic ambitions, aesthetic needs, excursions and long-distance travel. Keywords: sensitive, adaptive, flexible and adaptable, willing to change, in need of harmony, easily influenced.

Properties/Use: Willow rods for basketry, blind wood for furniture, plywood manufacture, matches, prostheses, table tops, drawing boards, wooden shoes, toothpicks, toys, fruit,u. Vegetable sticks, box wood, wood wool, shovel and rake handles rake handles, charcoal for drawing purposes, chipboard and fiberwood pulpwood, pulp for the paper industry, cricket bat boards, ...

Value/availability: very low, if at all, only regionally, cheap timber

Cutting time in arboriculture: in summer (from about May to August), after full leaf sprout

Sealing behavior: very good

Cutting and wound closure: according to current guidelines ZTV Baumpflege, before knot ring up to (as far as possible) max. 10 cm diameter, no wound closure (as ineffective).

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Sources of the information:

  • My own experience/knowledge and documents from my wood economics studies at the Rosenheim University of Applied Sciences.
  • Native timber (loose-leaf collection) Authors D. Grosser and W. Teetz. CMA, Bonn-publisher -Holzabsatzfonds-Bonn 1998
  • Book Volker Drolshagen/Karin Hoffmann: The Language of Trees (1997)
  • Website https://www.everyday-feng-shui.de

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