The Garden Guide

Book: A treatise on the theory and practice of landscape gardening, adapted to North America,1841
Chapter: Section IV. Deciduous Ornamental Trees

Uses of willow trees

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The uses of the willow are extremely numerous. Abroad it is extensively cultivated in coppices, for timber and fuel, for hoops, ties, etc.; and we are informed, that in the northern parts of Europe, and throughout the Russian Empire, the twigs are employed in manufacturing domestic utensils, harness, cables, and even for the houses of the peasantry themselves. From the fibres of the bark, it is said that a durable cloth is woven by the Tartars; and the bark is used for tanning in various parts of the eastern continent.