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What type of wood is a “weather stick” made of? This stick supposedly bends with changes in the barometric pressure. My sister got one on a visit to Vermont or New Hampshire.
Originally developed by the Native Americans of the Northeast, this special stick, made from a branch of the balsam fir tree, is supposed to predict weather changes. Hung on an outside wall or door casing exposed to the weather, the stick will spontaneously bend down when foul weather is approaching and up to predict fair weather.