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  • Cat Rennolds

    Plessage, or living fences: "It is interesting to remember that this technique originated as an entirely practical solution to supplying basic needs for firewood on a renewable basis, and had absolutely nothing to do with landscape fashion."

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Talk about a clever idea: willow switches just stuck in the ground will bend easily and sprout with little encouragement. Hey presto - living fence!

  • Kathleen Thomas

    Caution! willow switches grow quickly into willow trees whose roots drink up lots of moisture and cause havoc with sanitary and water lines and can do a great deal of damage to septic systems.

"Espalier is a horticultural technique of pruning and grafting used together to train trees to create two-dimensional forms with the branches. This technique was originally developed during the Middle Ages as a way to grow fruit trees within castle walls, without taking up space needed for other activities, and to add decoration to the walls."

Would love to do this as a living fence behind the house, use climbing roses, hops and other pretty climbing flowers to make it prettier

A living fence from Michael Ryan's - Journal

live willow hedge - beautiful structures!

living willow fences - woven screen, arbours, bowers over seats, arches, tunnels, childrens play domes. Use them to support climbing plants such as roses, honeysuckle, golden hop or clematis.

Living willow fence - image only. Seems so rustic, artful & precise to me.

Woven fence with red dogwood branches. Would this keep the deer out? Or would this be the first course and the apple trees the second?