Authentic Irish Walking Sticks - Alder 07

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Authentic Irish Walking Stick - Alder
Item Number: AR15007
Our LOW Price: $119.99

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A truly unique walking stick, hand-made in Ireland exclusively for IrishWalkingSticks.com.

The one-of-a-kind treasure pictured here is the exact walking stick that you will receive.

See the bottom of this description for the actual length of the stick. If desired, you may request it to be custom trimmed to a shorter length.

Alder belongs to the same family as Birch (Betulaceae). It rarely grows to more than 20 metres or lives longer than 150 years. It grows quickly and is short lived – typical of pioneer species. It fixes nitrogen and generally improves the soil. Wood (from coppiced Alder trees) was used for clog making at one time and is said to be good for charcoal making.

Alder is generally found along banks of streams and on damp ground. It is rare to find alder growing on good dry soil. While it is easily recognized by its dark bark and broad round leaves, it can be mistakenly identified as ash but careful examination will quickly dispel any such confusion. New growth turns dark brown with fuzzy buds in winter.

The bark is always dull and characterless so it is almost always stripped when used for making sticks. When stripped the heartwood is slightly yellow in colour. Because it is not prone to splitting, is extremely water resistant and is very light it is often used for stickmaking.

Please allow approximately 10-14 business days for delivery.
Weight: 14.25oz. Length: 41.5"

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