||Willow (Salix spp.)
||Includes black willow, white willow, crack willow, cricket-bat willow, and close-bark willow.
||Grows mainly in Asia, Europe, northern Africa, and United States.
||Typically straight grained, sometimes interlocked with a fine, uniform texture. Pale reddish brown to grayish brown heartwood and whitish sapwood.
||Light, soft, and weak, with low shock resistance, decay resistance, and steam bending properties.
||Works easily enough with hand and machine tools but sharp edges required to avoid woolliness. Carves well due to softness and limited checking during drying. Glues, screw, nails, and finishes satisfactorily.
||Used for millwork, packing cases and boxes, artificial limbs, caskets, polo balls, cricket bats, Venetian blinds, slack cooperage, veneer, and inexpensive furniture.