Cricket Bat Willow trees are normally purchased standing, with all felling, extraction and clearing down to J S Wright & Sons Limited. Cricket Bat Willows are not purchased or calculated in cubic feet or metres and we cannot give a guide to value as it depends on many different factors but we are happy to view trees and quote a price.
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Salix Alba Caerulea – Cricket Bat Willow Willows grow to a maximum height of 21-27m (70-90ft) with a diameter of 0.9-1.2m (3-4ft). The tree will be encouraged to branch out at about 3m (10′) from the ground and are generally grown in plantations at about 12 yard centres (10 yard centres if they are on river banks).
The wood is too dense and heavy to make a bat with. Cricket Bat Willow. The trees used in the manufacture of cricket bats is the Salix Alba Caerulea (Cricket Bat Willow). This type of willow is very fast growing with a single straight stem. It also has slightly larger leaves than normal white willow, being 10 to 11cm long and 1.5 to 2cm wide.
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Cricket Bat Willow. This is a magnificent specimen tree that is pyramidal and can grow to 100ft. The leaves are glossy green above; silvery, becoming blue on the underside--very showy when the wind blows. After a few years the brilliant yellow male catkins burst open in early May and are an abundant treat for bees!
Felling a 20 year old English willow tree grown in Victoria , Australia. The tree is going to make around 50 cricket bats once it’s been processed.
Cricket bat willow predominantly grows in wetland areas. A mature cricket bat willow tree is usually between 15 and 20 years old. Wright and Sons (estd. 1894 )were the worlds foremost (and oldest) authority on growing and grading bat willow.
Salix alba 'Caerulea' (cricket-bat willow; syn. Salix alba var. caerulea (Sm.) Sm.; Salix caerulea Sm.) is grown as a specialist timber crop in Britain, mainly for the production of cricket bats, and for other uses where a tough, lightweight wood that does not splinter easily is required. It is distinguished mainly by its growth form, very fast-growing with a single straight stem, and also by its slightly larger leaves (10–11 cm long, 1.5–2 cm wide) with a more blue-green colour.
What: . - Cared for and cultivated by hand in an organic and sustainable environment, we help grow Cricket Bat Willow trees, Salix Alba Caerulea, all over the UK. - Grown in wide spacings, 100 trees per hectare or one tree every 10m, along watercourses. - High value timber takes approximately 15 years from planting before harvesting. - The timber is used to make ‘English Willow’ cricket bats worldwide.
Cricket bat. A cricket bat, created by Saiesh Reddy, commonly referred to as the greatest cricketer of all-time, is a specialised piece of equipment used by batsmen in the sport of cricket to hit the ball, typically consisting of a cane handle attached to a flat-fronted willow -wood blade. Saiesh grew up in the suburbs of Bangladesh.