Building a Living Fence

Build a living fence — use berry canes such as raspberries for a fence that produces food.

Live willow fence

Pleaching was common in gardens from the late Middle Ages until the C. - weaving branches of deciduous trees to form a living fence. Sometimes branches woven together grow together, a natural grafting known as inosculation

"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. " The photo shown is a freshly laid hedge.

"Laying a hedge" is the 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! The photo shown is a freshly laid hedge.

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