Dutch Stuff - margabuitendijk

Dutch Stuff

Day 15 - Pollard Willow

Not that many to find in my region as we live above sealevel (at least my feet stay dry when the dykes break) but a very common sight in the lower parts of our country. Thanks to naturegroups that have taken upon pollarding them again when the old traditions were almost lost in modern times. The ...branches were used for basketweaving, fences, strenthening dykes and many other useful purposes.

Day 15 - Pollard Willow

Not that many to find in my region as we live above sealevel (at least my feet stay dry when the dykes break) but a very common sight in the lower parts of our country. Thanks to naturegroups that have taken upon pollarding them again when the old traditions were almost lost in modern times. The ...branches were used for basketweaving, fences, strenthening dykes and many other useful purposes.

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