Living fences offer a more sustainable, longer-lasting fencing option for your homestead.
ILLUSTRATION: KRISTIN HURLIN
Plant Osage orange in the spring, then lay seedlings over the trench in fall, weaving them together.
In the second year after planting Osage orange, weave new vertical stems together to begin creating a tough, tight barrier.
Living fences, such as this mature Osage orange fence, have no problem holding large livestock.