The broom is a tool of magick and ritual that is still used by Witches today. The traditional Witch's broom is made of ash, birch, and willow because of the attributes of those woods, but it can be made of just about any wood available.
Although not employed for flying purposes, the broom does have many uses. It is used for protection. It is also and most commonly used for physically and magickally cleaning an area that will be used for sacred space. The broom does not have to touch the ground to sweep away the psychic clutter that often collects in wel used spaces. Brooms are also often used in handfasting rituals (broom leap).
The broom is associated with Water, and is sacred to both the God and Goddess.