Annual Willow Cutting

We are preparing to do our annual willow chop, pollarding last year’s growth, which encourages new straight and colourful stems in the coming year. Not only does this keep the plants looking interesting, but it provides a useful resource for crafts and reproducing willow. Willow is very easy to grow by just inserting a stem into the ground (12 inches is a useful depth guide) and keeping moist whilst establishing.

If you are looking for resources to plant willow in your garden or on your land, or would like to try basket making, sculpture making, build a living willow sculpture or make a fedge (a living fence hedge hybrid), we may be able to help.

Usually we like to have a sociable session for willow cutting, but this year we will offer the opportunity to come and cut willow for your use in accordance with government COVID-19 guidelines. With permission, you are welcome to keep what you cut. Please contact us for more information.