Cutting Diamond Willow!

This is what the diamond willow trees look like out in the grove on our property in northeastern Minnesota. They seem to like the cold winters and swampy areas too, which we have an abundance of on our 120 acres!

June is the best time of year for peeling the bark off, supposedly right around the Spring Equinox (June 21st), so this weekend I will be going out to cut some down.

Then comes the hard part; peeling the bark off, cutting out the diamond hole areas, sanding the sticks nice and smooth and then applying a clear finish coat to complete those walking sticks, staffs, lamps and furniture parts.

Antler/Diamond Willow Basket

“Green Envy” Antler/Diamond Willow Basket, Copyright 2004

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5 thoughts on “Cutting Diamond Willow!”

  1. I also have lot of unique diamond willow In my back yard it’s amazing some of the trees growing there twists and knots are some of the best I’ve seen in my 41 years living in Northern Minnesota..I’m looking to sell to someone who’s got the time to create something one of kind.

  2. I would be interested in Ron Allenders address as I live in northern Minnesota and am looking for a buyer for diamond willow blanks.
    Thank you.
    If you could please email me as I prob won’t find your site again. I came across it by accident.
    [email protected]

  3. Hi Cathryn , my name is Ron Allender. Ilive in south central Indiana. My question is do you sell diamond willow blanks? I may be interested in driving to your home/shop at some point to buy some blanks, depending on price, of course.
    Thank you for your time and response.

    1. Hi Ron,

      I’m sorry but I don’t have access to my old property up in northern Minnesota where the diamond willow grows. I sold the place in 2019 and moved down to Hudson, WI.
      P.S. I also answered you by private email about this but thought I’d post the notice for anyone else that was wondering about purchasing my diamond willow.

    2. Hello I came.across this post and may be able to help you as I l live in northern Minnesota and have 80 acres of land and most of it is covered in diamond willow I have been looking to find some purchasers of the diamond willow I have is still standing as I have not put it down yet please get a hold of me at [email protected]

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