Pleaching
Pleach Pleach, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pleached}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pleaching}.] [Cf. OF. plaissier to bend, and also F. plisser to plait, L. plicare, plicitum, to fold, lay, or wind together. Cf. {Plash} to pleach.] To unite by interweaving, as branches of trees; to plash; to interlock. ``The pleached bower.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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  • Pleach — Pleach, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pleached}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pleaching}.] [Cf. OF. plaissier to bend, and also F. plisser to plait, L. plicare, plicitum, to fold, lay, or wind together. Cf. {Plash} to pleach.] To unite by interweaving, as branches of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pleached — Pleach Pleach, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pleached}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pleaching}.] [Cf. OF. plaissier to bend, and also F. plisser to plait, L. plicare, plicitum, to fold, lay, or wind together. Cf. {Plash} to pleach.] To unite by interweaving, as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Espalier — is the horticultural technique of training trees through pruning and grafting in order to create formal two dimensional or single plane patterns by the branches of the tree. The technique was popular in the Middle Ages in Europe to produce fruit… …   Wikipedia

  • Axel Erlandson — Two Leg Tree Axel Erlandson (December 15, 1884 – April 28, 1964) was a Swedish American farmer who shaped trees as a hobby, and opened a horticultural attraction in 1947 advertised as See the World s Strangest Trees Here, [1] and named The Tree… …   Wikipedia

  • Plashing — is a late medieval term for the traditional technique of hedge laying, and is a variant form of the word pleaching. [Oxford English Dictionary] It is done to improve or renewing a quickset hedge to form a thick, impenetrable barrier suitable for… …   Wikipedia

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