Question:    Why is Northern Minnesota Basswood preferred by so many carvers?

Answer:      Our shorter growing season and  cold winters  team perfectly to produce a tight grained lighter colored wood that is prized by carvers world wide. It is also critical that the trees be harvested in the winter (when the sap is down) and milled early in the spring .

Question:    Why do willow sticks have diamonds?

Answer:        It is thought to be the result of fungal infections.