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Friday, 25 February 2011

Big diameter elder is not hollow!

I remember a survival instructor telling me that large diameter elder is hollow and can be used as a cooking pot etc.

I didn't say anything at the time but here is a pic of a cross section of 6 inch diameter Elder. Aint hollow. In fact the hollow-ness found in the young shoots disappears over time as the centre dies and hardens.
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