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Many European farms use hedgerows to divide their lands / pastures. Basically, it is made by cutting a small (less than 10' I imagine) tree down but allowing the tree to continue living - it is simply down on its side. Other trees are similarly cut, connecting / intertwining branches to form a barrier which livestock cannot cross. The result is a living fence which provides shade, a wind break and a fence at the same time. They require periodic maintenance, but many are centuries old :eek: . A major side benefit is to wild life, as these hedgerows provide escape cover, nesting sites and food to them.

Here is a web page for some references - I hope this helps.
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