Osiers Sentence Examples
The osiers grown in the vicinity of St Quentin supply an active basket-making industry.
Osiers or willows when tied for market vary locally in girth.
The ground about the hut was made solid and protected from corrosion by a palisade of wattled osiers, thus creating the earliest form of the fondamenta, or quay, which runs along the side of so many Venetian canals and is so prominent a feature in the construction of the city.
Some harder varieties, known as stone osiers and raised on drier upland soils, are peeled and used for fine work.
It is commonly supposed that osiers or willows will prove remunerative and flourish with little attention on any poor, wet, marshy soil.Advertisement
The cultivation of osiers is attended with many disturbing causes - winter floods, spring frosts, ground vermin and insect pests of various kinds, sometimes working great havoc to the crop.
A pamphlet on the cultivation of osiers in the Fen districts is issued in England by the Board of Agriculture.
Pollarding willows osier cutting Osiers The osier willow, Salix viminalis, was important to both the riverside economy and the local wildlife.
The species employed for this purpose are mostly of shrubby habit, and are known under the collective name of osiers (see Basket, and Osier).
On the continent of Europe osiers or willows are bunched in sizes of one metre in girth at the butts and (except in Belgium) are also sold by weight.Advertisement