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The wood from Birch, which is pale brown, is soft and even grained. Good walking sticks can be made from Birch as the wood is both lightweight and strong. The sanded or shaved shanks respond nicely to finishing with linseed oil and varnish.
The bark of all birch is characteristically marked with long, horizontal lenticels. The colour of the bark can vary from grey, white, black, silver or yellow and the species is often named accordingly. Fragrant twigs of silver birch are used in saunas to relax the muscles.
All of my 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.