Sherwin & Pete-
Thank you for the excellent suggestions.
I will need to do some further research to see if hemlock would thrive
in my area. We are quite dry, and our soil tends to be a little more
on the alkaline side of the continuum, but it still might work. This
would make a very nice, natural-looking screen.
The woven willow fedge is a very interesting idea, as well. We do have
several varieties of willow trees and bushes here - some native, some
not. One of the photos in the Bluestem link reminded me of a couple of
woven willow chairs my grandparents had. I believe the chairs came
from the Ozarks, but I'm not sure. This application could make a great
Thanks again to both of you,