Green fence: Living willow hedges are sustainable and aesthetically pleasing. They provide almost instant screening, even in winter. They establish very quickly after planting and create an attractive green hedge in as little as 2 months.
Pleaching was common in gardens from the late Middle Ages until the C. - weaving branches of deciduous trees to form a living fence. Sometimes branches woven together grow together, a natural grafting known as inosculation
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!
idea for making a gate? Fence idea: woven withe uprights over three lumber cross-beams with periodic posts for stability; great if you have access to that many similar-sized branches (contact an arborist?