It looks good, buit it wouldn't work for stock, every animal we have - pigs, horses, goats, sheep and cattle eat willow and would destroy that type of fence in hours. And with Bambo, being a grass every thing from our ducks and geese to the above have grazed our bambo almost to death.
permacaper McCoy wrote:As to the question on living fences, I'm going to try to contain my flerd of sheep, goats, donkey, and cattle using a mix of osage orange, black locust...
Jack Shawburn wrote:I have a cunning plan...err idea.
How about laying out your paddocks for your chickens
and planting a Living Fence "Fedge" with Willow ?
Leron Bouma wrote: Since I just saw a video of sheep and goats feeding on black locust branches I know that the "black locust toxic to everything" story is nonsense.
CJin VT wrote:
I'm not trying to be rude but I doesn't seem like a great idea to play fast and loose with other people's livestock.
Leron Bouma wrote:And I will also defer to the judgement of Ben Falk when he feeds black locust foliage to sheep and goats. If he was promoting poisoning sheep and goats, he would lose credibility as a permaculture designer very quickly.
ivan. wrote:... I have several thoughts I''d like to throw out there, based on my own situation (Western WA, Zone 8, plenty of rain, Maritime and Mediterranean climate).
think you need to flesh out your situation. Is this fence to keep animals in or out? What kind of animals?