September 11th, 2019
Definition: A commonly-used agroforestry technology, generally composed of one to two rows of trees and shrubs densely planted around the perimeter of a field. The natural barrier of trees and shrubs protects the field from grazing animals and wind erosion. The species that make up a living fence can also produce tangible benefits such as food, fuelwood, fodder, and other raw materials.
In the Forest Garden: Trees for the Future has developed a modification of living fences that is proving extremely effective and productive, called a green wall, which consists of three rows of trees and shrubs.
Benefits of a living fence or green wall: