Willow Plant Supports for the Garden
Wild willow is an abundant and resilient resource that can be easily harvested in any number of habitats. With its long, straight and pliable stems, it can be made into a perfect trellis for peas, beans or any other climbing plant in your garden. Learn to make a simple obelisk shaped plant support using locally harvested willow. We will first go to a nearby location and teach identification and proper harvest techniques and then harvest some of the material that we will work with. Each student will complete their own trellis to take home. Selecting sticks, sorting, and willow characteristics will be discussed.