Sycamore

Sycamore is a member of the Maple (Acer) family. It is widespread across Ireland and can grow to heights in excess of 100 feet. The wood is creamy white, is easy to work with and is not prone to warping or splitting. It is much used for furniture making and household utensils. It is the chosen wood species for commercial stick-making factories. It grows quickly and, when coppiced, produces suckers that are ideal for one piece walking sticks. I feel Sycamore deserves a much higher ranking among walking stick ‘aficiondas’.
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