Welcome to English Willow
Offering choice & better opportunities for farmers & landowners across the UK
English Willow are a dedicated team of Cricket Bat Willow tree suppliers, growers, buyers and cleft makers. We create new plantations, buy mature trees and replace each tree felled. The planting returns income from low-lying and often under-utilised areas of land, achieving a generous tax free, generational return. We are constantly looking at ways we can offer more choice and greater opportunities for farmers and landowners across the UK.
English Willow currently purchase mature Cricket Bat Willow trees, Salix Alba Caerulea, all over the UK. For each tree harvested we plant a free replacement which is cared for and cultivated by hand in an organic and sustainable environment, please click here to find out more about the benefits, or contact us to discuss your requirements.
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What Makes us Different
Recycled Waste - We are proud to say we remove and recycle 90% of all tree waste.
Free Maintenance - We maintain all trees, free of charge to landowners, for the duration of the trees life. This ensures healthy and sustainable growth of trees whilst providing maximum generational returns for the landowner.
Supply UK Bat Makers - We supply UK bat makers allowing us to sustainably & responsibly source, manufacture and produce quality Cricket Bats whilst minimising our carbon footprint and backing British business.
Centrally Located - We are one of the most centrally located Cricket Bat Willow manufacturers in the UK - Oxfordshire.
Tailored Service - We manage everything in-house offering many tailored options, because we understand everyone's needs are different.
Free Support & Advice - We offer constant support and expert advice to make sure every planting project is successful.
Price - We will beat any genuine competitive quote.
"Offering choice and better opportunities for farmers and landowners across the UK"
The Process - What to Expect
English cricket bat willow is the finest willow in the world, processed into clefts our willow is sold to UK bat makers to supply the production of cricket bats worldwide.
We offer a complete service, from consultation, establishment, maintenance, through to harvest and re-planting.
If you already have mature trees, we will offer to buy them, beating any genuine written quote, and replace each tree felled with a sapling completely free of charge. Otherwise, we can work with you on a new, adjustable planting and tailored re-generation programme, with guaranteed buy back when mature.
Here at English Willow we not only want to support this fantastic global supply chain but work closely with farmers, landowners and our partners on the diverse benefits that willow can bring from a financial and ecological perspective.
"We are similar to our competitors.
We just do things a little bit better..."
Memberships & Partnerships
Blenheim Estate & English Willow Partnership
English Willow are always looking to work with responsible partners to support them on their long-term ecological as well as financial goals
“We’re excited to be working with English Willow on this new project and helping to support a great local business. The Estate has a long association with cricket, the Blenheim Park Cricket Club still play their home fixtures on the South Lawn, so for us to be able to supply the timber to make bats is absolutely brilliant. Working with English Willow means we can manage our willow trees in a sustainable and organic way, which is good for the environment, promotes bio-diversity and makes use of traditionally unproductive areas of the estate.”
Rachel Furness-Smith, Head of Estate at Blenheim Estate
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“I am more than thrilled with the service I’ve received from English Willow and look forward to working with them again in the future”
— DP, Gloucestershire
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