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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.
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 dimensions shown under the Additional Information tab are in inches and ounces. The width is the measurement at the tip (bottom) of the stick. Any stick can be shortened to a specified length at no extra cost.
Guidelines for arriving at the optimum length for you are shown on the Choosing a Stick page.