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Major living fence applications in the United States have utilized Osage orange trees (Maclura pomifera), also called hedge apple or horse apple. For an incredibly tough, enduring windbreak that’s …

Major living fence applications in the United States have utilized Osage orange trees (Maclura pomifera), also called hedge apple or horse apple. For an incredibly tough, enduring windbreak that’s .

Riding lawnmower - innovative Awesome! Love this!!

The Cutting Edge: Bicycle Lawnmowing

Amazing Bike Lawn Mowers, article by Warren McLaren on Treehugger. Too funny. I believe that when I saw one of these in some old friends yard ( you know who you are), it was called, A Redneck Lawnmower.

Living willow fence can provide a hedge in as little as 2 months. Easy to maintain and establishes quickly.

Green fence: Living willow hedges are sustainable and aesthetically pleasing. They provide almost instant screening, even in winter. They establish very quickly after planting and create an attractive green hedge in as little as 2 months.

"How to make a living willow hedge" ~  Almost all willows take root very readily from cuttings. Young, thin willow cuttings are known as withies, longer willow rods are known as whips. Willows have high levels of auxins, hormones that promote rooting success. The hormone is so prevalent that "willow water" brewed from willow stems, will encourage the rooting of many other plant cuttings as well.

Living Willow Hedges Or 'fedges' = fence + hedge. Willows, sallows, and osiers…

I'm thinking I may need to find a spot that needs a natural willow fence like these. I love the weaving part of it all - functional, natural, creative.

070314 willow ~ I'm thinking I may need to find a spot that needs a natural willow fence like these. I love the weaving part of it all - functional, natural, creative.

LIVING FENCE HOW-TO. A living fence is a permanent hedge tight enough and tough enough to serve almost any of the functions of a manufactured fence, but it offers agricultural and biological services a manufactured fence cannot.

Living Fences: How-To, Advantages, and Tips - Modern Homesteading

Living fence How-To from The Best of Mother Earth News. This illustrates an Osage orange living fence. The article gives other examples of how the fence can provide medicine and fodder for the livestock too.

Woven fence with red dogwood branches

Woven fence with red dogwood branches. Would be neat to work in some yellow twig dogwood branches too.

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