About 10 years ago we moved some forsythia(sp?) maybe 50 plants that had some wild rose mixed with it and let it grow.It has become a very tight, thick hedge. I don't use it as a stock fence it's not where the cows go but it seems like it would hold them. Not sure if the plants would be a problem for the cows either. Have to look into this for myself. Tomfarmy said:Has anyone here planted hedge (hawthorn, blackthorn, etc.) as stock fence? Could you give a quick assessment of its benefits and drawbacks?