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diamond willow


North American
A willow tree with diamond-shaped depressions on the trunk as a result of fungal attack, resulting in timber with a diamond-shaped pattern of pale sapwood and darker heartwood.
  • Several species in the genus Salix are affected, in particular S. bebbiana.
Example sentences
  • Once a year a friend drives a load of diamond willow down to us - and this wood is just beautiful.
  • Another feature of diamond willow is the presence of boring insects and the tunnels they create in the wood from their boring activities.
  • Harvest of diamond willow is allowed on the Forest, but requires a permit, which can be obtained at Forest Service offices.

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