In earlier times, reed fields were planted on the lowlands outside the dikes. With the sedimentation by the river, the fields were transformed into osier fields.
Nowadays osier fields are still being planted, maintained and exploit for brushwood production. Van Aalsburg is one of the few remaining companies in the Netherlands still being active in the ancient - but nowadays modern and commercial - craft of producing brushwood products, like:
Read more about the various applications of willows and the craft of making fascine mattresses or weips (the compressed brushwood bundles, used to produce fascine mattresses). Or contact us for more information by phone: +31 (0)418 581229 or contact form.