Birch Bark Basketry Course

The Birch Bark Basketry Course is a fascinating in depth look at what the birch tree offers as a recourse. The Birch is one of the most versatile trees in the world, for centuries man has harvested Its bark.

It contains a high resin content which is ideal for making fire, Due to the bark being around 4 mm thick its a perfect material for building shelters, canoes, baskets. Likewise the bark is white with scattered black fissures. The young twigs are typically covered in white warts, and feel rough to the touch. The bark becomes much more rugged with diamond-shaped crevices as it gets older.

In fact even the fungi that grows on birch can be used for all sorts of extraordinary uses. The tree in the spring can be tapped for is sap, which can be drank directly. The sap can also be made into a syrup and is extremely tasty. The Birch tress is deciduous and belongs to the family Betulaceae.

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Furthermore the leaves of the tree, contain lots of vitamin C, and is used to make medicine, birch is used for infections of the urinary tract that affect the kidney, bladder, ureters, and urethra, It is also used as a diuretic to increase urine output.There are around 60 different species of birch that grow in temperate climate around the world. Birch requires well-drained soil, enough moisture and direct sunlight for the proper growth.Birch usually grows near the lakes and rivers. Birch wood is a hardwood that is extremely strong and durable and so is a smart choice for solid hardwood furniture.

The Course is only available from the middle of May to beginning of August, depending on the weather.

Course starts 10 am to 4 pm

Price per person:  1500sek

 

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Birch Bark Basketry Course