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Forum topic by lynchburgbull posted 08-08-2012 09:49 AM 756 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-08-2012 09:49 AM

Topic tags/keywords: willow yew hazel texas

I live in the Dallas area and im having a very hard time finding the above woods. I know Willow can be found here in Texas but i cant find any commercially available. Any one know where i can get any of the 3 above at a reasonable price ?


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#1 posted 08-08-2012 03:27 PM

There are several types of willow, but I’ve never seen any for sale; heard it has a toxin about it. Unaware of hazel. Pacific yew only grows in the Pacific Northwest, a little in NW Cali and upwards into Canada, making it difficult to come by; they like their fir forests to make money, yew is fairly worthless and unplanted. It is definately toxic, care should be taken to not breathe the dust. Gilmers exotic wood in Portland Oregon sometimes has it, popular as a bow wood; I have a couple staves of it myself. I wouldn’t bank on it being cheap, as very few people have it to sell so they sell high.

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#2 posted 08-08-2012 03:31 PM

thanks Nomad. Ive never heard willow has any toxins but ill check into it. I appreciate the heads up on the Yew.

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