willow branches from landscape nursery in bundles of 100 sticks . put branches in ground at least 6 inches . 4 to 8 inches apart . one pointing left . the next pointing right . weave them together . using hemp twine tie them together at the top
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
Building a Living Fence: Osage orange trees (Maclura pomifera), also called hedge apple or horse apple. For an incredibly tough, enduring windbreak that’s a major player in a local ecology, probably nothing surpasses Osage orange.
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