a hours walk in the local wood had the loppers in the car so cut a few shanks
theses quite a lot of shank needs cutting but I have all I need don't think any stick makers touch them some areas you cant find a good shank.
Have cut a few a little thicker than normal around 11/4 inches -11/2 inches just thought these may be alight for a two piece stick
Not sure if its me but those shanks I have cut al seem to be lighter in colour than usual? last years seem to be a rich dark brown this years almost seem golden in colour
I suppose the growing condition plays a big part in it.
the saps rising so a little late some where beging to show buds but I wont be using them for at lest a year or more
Edited by cobalt, 15 March 2017 - 11:27 PM.