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This picture shows a typical Swedish countryside winterview. The fence is a traditional design that has been used by farmers for many hundred years. It is built up of stems from small spruce trees which are tied together with spruce roots. To make the fence durable the stems are heated slightly in a fire, a process that brings out substances from the inner to the surface to form a kind of impregnation. The turning of the leaning stems with the top to the ground also keeps the rot away. As you can imagine you need a lot of small spruces to build a fence of this kind, on every tree there is just one usable part.

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Additional Photos by Ebbe Rozel (Ebbe) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2539 W: 732 N: 1910] (9625)
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