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Re: [nafex] Natural fencing Suggestions

Plant hybrid poplar about 2 or 3 feet apart. Should be able to get them for
under $5 each.
Mine have been in the ground for 6 years and are 6" in diameter at the base
and 25' tall.

----- Original Message -----
From: Thomas Olenio <tolenio@sentex.net>
To: <nafex@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2001 3:00 PM
Subject: [nafex] Natural fencing Suggestions

> Hello All,
> I would like some "living fence" ideas, to keep out unwanted ATV's, ATC's
> and dirt bikes.
> The gap is about 50' wide, under a bridge, running east west, so there is
> plenty of sun except under the bridge.
> People with no respect for property cut the fence under the bridge
> regardless of there being cattle in the field, to get there fill of fun on
> their machines in the pasture, destroying the grass the cattle feed on,
> and presenting a legal injury problem.
> At first I liked poison ivy and those sorts of things, but that may be too
> cruel for even these people.
> Any suggestions on a very cruel, thornded, fast growing plant/shrub/cane
> that will (over time) fill the gap 50' on the south side, and grow under
> the bridge?
> I still like the poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac approach, but
> part of me says not to do it.  But i am sure there is no law against
> planting such things on your own property. (evil grin)
> Under the bridge is also a haven for kids doing drugs, and I want to kill
> that idea too.  There must be some good choices to make that a nasty place
> to pass through, or be in.
> Even thought of keeping a fresh dead skunk under there.
> Hardiness zone 6a, southwest Ontario, spring flooding, damp/dry all
> summer, full south sun, shaded under bridge structure.
> Cuttings appreciated!  (of nasty thorned plants [smile])  Father inlaw is
> getting tired of replacing the fence and chasing cattle at age 75.
> Thought I could help with a living fence to protect the strands of barbed
> wire that cover the gap and run over the water, keeping the cattle in and
> forming a river gate.
> Thanks,
> Tom
> --
> Thomas Olenio
> Ontario, Hardiness Zone 6a
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