There's a series of videos mostly about food that someone posted showing traditional oriental growing and cooking. I noticed in the back-ground the oriental version of a junk-pole fence! It was made from bamboo and I'm looking at my bamboo patch and thinking it's just too small an area, but the culm size would be quite suitable. Similarly, if time was no object, setting up a decent coppicing system would provide ongoing junk-pole fence materials. So exactly what you're building and how may not be appropriate in most urban areas, but the concept may well be transferable - "variations on a theme".
So this is not a good fence for an urban situation. Nor is it a good fence for any property that has no trees. But it is an excellent fence in areas that are susceptible to conifer forest fires, like our area.
paul wheaton wrote:Since this is a brand new thing, it is possible that as the years pass it will become a terrible idea. I hope to keep you all updated.
paul wheaton wrote:We are getting mixed results so far. I think there is still room for optimization.
No beaver damage yet.