Here's a "grow-your-own fence" - the pollarded willows not only supply the withes, they're also the fence posts at Appeltern Gardens -- BelleWood-Gardens - Diary - Love the idea of the living fence posts!
Willow spiling for bank revetment. The technique uses woven living willow to form flexible, live, growing structures that resist and deflect water flows, enabling the bank and vegetation to naturally re-generate and stabilise to prevent further erosion.
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