Saturday, January 1, 2011

Boat lumber

About a week ago, I planted this year's willow crop.  Just stuck a bunch of sticks in the ground and am waiting for them to root and in spring, start sprouting.  After that, it will be up to them to find water. If they grow, the shoots should be useful as boat ribs and maybe hull stringers.

This one is a pussy willow, already fixed up with roots, given to me by a friend. It should do well.

These are some of the unrooted willow twigs that I just stuck into the ground.  I planted maybe 50 of them.  If they all go, or even half of them, it will be quite a plantation.  The willow twigs are circled by the white loops.  I found it necessary to add those because the willow twigs against a green background are almost invisible.

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