Willow & The Environment
Willow beds provide a natural habitat for many insects, birds and beasties - but one of the most significant environmental benefits of beds coppiced mainly for basket making - is their capacity for carbon capture. Fast growing willow absorbs huge amounts of carbon dioxide. Unlike trees in natural woodland, which eventually die and release carbon back into the atmosphere as they decay, willow turned into baskets effectively captures carbon in a beautiful, useful object. If treasured, a willow basket will contribute to a net carbon reduction to the planet. What better excuse can there be to buy a basket or head to the nearest basket making course right away!