living willow fence
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27 Examples Of Living Willow Fences In Use
Living Willow Hedges Or 'fedges' = fence + hedge. Willows, sallows, and osiers form the genus Salix (Latin for willow), which consist of around 400 species of deciduous trees and shrubs. Willow are native to moist soils in cold and temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. Almost all willows take root very readily from cuttings. Young, thin willow cuttings are known as withies, longer willow rods are known as whips.Living willow fence at Vevey Garden, Switzerland. Willow rods are pushed ...
Hedge Laying • Insteading
"Laying a hedge" is the 2,000+ year-old method of chain link fencing, except the fence is alive. Some hedges alive today in the UK were laid before the Dark Ages! "A living hedge not only keeps livestock fenced but also prevents soil erosion and water runoff. Living hedges are good wind blocks and snow collectors as well as habitat to birds, insects and small mammals. " Here is a nice tutorial on how to lay a hedge, including many photos of living hedges and how-to drawings