Spent yesterday afternoon cutting down the willow tree and all this morning pruning and selecting branches to keep. Would love a sawzall - but shamed by Monty Don saying that regardless of the size of the job he uses only hand tools! So hand tools it was - you should see the new callouses!
The plan is to coppice the willow from this stump, build a living hedge with some of the wands and carve something from the heaviest branch. Other wands will probably be used for weaving.