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Draper's Osier Bed Stream

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Country  United Kingdom
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- location  Kennet and Avon Canal, Sulhamstead Lock, Berkshire, United Kingdom
- location  Pingewood, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Mouths  Kennet and Avon Canal, Holy Brook

Draper's Osier Bed Stream is a small stream in southern England, in the county of Berkshire. It is formed at a weir on the Kennet and Avon Canal, and travels east for a while, before merging with the head of the Holy Brook stream. An Osier bed is where historically willows were planted and coppiced to produce withies which were used for basket making, fish-traps, and other purposes. The willow species salix viminalis was typically grown for this purpose. Willow rods (cuttings) would be planted, which root easily in moist ground, and the growth of the willow withies would be cut every one or two years.

Map of Draper's Osier Bed Stream, United Kingdom


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