Trevor Leat grows his own willow organically,
and has planted his beds with many old varieties chosen for shades
of colour and size. The slender rods he harvests by hand at the
beginning of the year and then he ties, bundles and stacks them
to season at his village workshop. Visitors always comment on
the sweet, heady scent as it dries.
Taller varieties are grown for living sculpture
and these are loosely bundled and stored in a nearby burn to keep
them fresh for using.
He is drawn to the cyclic nature of his craft
and has a sustainable approach to how he works. Following the
willow harvest he often works with schools or on private commissions,
constructing living willow sculptures that erupt with
buds in the spring.
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