Rhododendron is used to make attractive and strong walking sticks whenever suitable branches are found. Though the cross section is often oval rather than round this does not diminish either the attractiveness or the usefulness of the sticks.
Great care must be taken in seasoning the shanks as rhododendron is prone to splitting but it is well worth the effort as a nicely finished rhododendron walking stick is worth owning.
Guidelines on finding the correct length are shown on Choosing a Stick.
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