Formal Name: Salix spp.
Color: The sapwood of willow varies according to growing conditions and is light creamy brown in color. In contrast, the heartwood is pale reddish brown to greyish brown.
Workability: Works fairly easily with hand and machine tools but care is needed to avoid a fuzzy surface when interlocked grain is present. Dimensional stability is good when dry.
Physical Properties: Weak in bending, compression, shock-resistance and stiffness, with poor-steam bending classification.