Alder is not prone to splitting, is extremely water resistant and is light in the hand and so is a popular wood for stickmaking. Because the bark is dull and featureless we always remove it and expose the heartwood which has a warmish pale yellow hue. Very often there are speckled marks which add to the charm of the stick.
All of our sticks can be customised to a specified length provided that its existing length is longer than your required length. Guidelines for arriving at the optimum length for you are shown on our Choosing a Stick page.
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