The Willow Sets (unrooted standards) are normally grown from stools (Tods) which are planted in the ground, these are allowed to grow and are cropped every fourth year. Ground preparations, fencing and subsequent weeding and grass cutting or spraying are essential to prevent the young shoots being over run with undergrowth for the first year of each four year cycle.
- There is no area too big or small to grow Cricket Bat Willow; follow a river, ditch or stream, utilise a wet field corner or low lying wetland. - Planting takes please every January - February. - We offer a complete service: Consultation, Establishment and Maintenance, through to Harvest and Replanting.
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IN Forestry Commission Bulletin No. 17 (London: H.M. Stationery Office, 1946) the cultivation of the cricket bat willow is described. The tree willows are divided into two groups. In the first ...
Cricket Bat Willow is a variety all of its own – Salix alba ‘Caerulea’. This fast-growing and straight-stemmed variety of willow produces wood that is tough but lightweight and does not shatter easily - ideal for cricket bats. It’s a skilled business choosing the best wood, and there is a market for good quality cricket bat willow timber.
Standing or felled English Cricket Bat Willow trees purchased, everything arranged from felling to re-planting. Tree Information We have a continuing re-generation programme which is the best in the industry, each year approximately 3 times as many trees are planted than are cut down
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There is no area too big or small to grow Cricket Bat Willow; follow a river, ditch or stream, utilise a wet field corner or low lying wetland. Planting takes place every January - February. We offer a complete service: Consultation, Establishment and Maintenance, through to Harvest and Replanting.
Cricket Bat Willow grows perfectly in wet land making it a great choice of investment for landowners who have land that may otherwise go unused. The team at Surridge Willow would be happy to inspect your land free of charge and advise whether it is good for growing willow trees. We would then supply
Cricket Bat Willow. We grow cricket bat willow trees that are felled and re-planted on a fifteen to twenty year cycle to supply wood to make cricket bats. The tree used in the manufacture of cricket bats is the Salix Alba Caerulea (Cricket Bat Willow).·. This type of willow is very fast growing with a single straight stem.