Chicken Shelter Kit

CODE: KCS10  10ft Kit

This kit contains 10 x 8ft rods for the arches

that are stuck in the ground at both ends!

Plus 10 x 8ft finer rods for diagonal weaving.

Basic instructions included.

order as many 10ft lengths as you need!

PRICE: $165.00

Shipping charges will be calculated and invoiced when ready to ship.


Large Harlequin Tree Kit

CODE: KHQ32 Large Harlequin Tree Kit

as above but with 32 x 6ft rods

we supply 150 rubber ties

PRICE: $264.00

Shipping charges will be calculated and invoiced when ready to ship.

Harlequin Tree Kit

CODE: KHQ18  Harlequin Tree Kit

This Harlequin Tree was made in 2012 and the photos show it a year later. These can be grown in containers (fancier than my nursery pot I hope!) or directly in the ground.

The kit consists of 18 of slender 6ft rods

we supply 100 rubber ties

Planting instructions

PRICE $165.00

Shipping charges will be calculated and invoiced when ready to ship.

Simple TeePee

CODE: KSITP   Simple TeePee

Our Simple TeePee is 6ft in diameter and about 6.5ft high

We supply:

12 heavy rods ~96in for verticals

24 medium rods 84-96in for weavers

Building Instructions: we give directions how to build your TeePee

This is what you will need to purchase:

1 piece 10ft square 6 mil black polyethylene

12 rust-resistant metal staples to hold down the plastic

We supply 100 rubber ties are they are only available in wholesale

PRICE: $286.00

Shipping charges will be calculated and invoiced when ready to ship.

Simple Tunnel 30ft

CODE: KTU30  Simple Tunnel 30ft

50 heavy rods ~96in for verticals

80 medium rods 84-96in for weavers

18 medium rods for horizontals

Building Instructions: we list what you will need to purchase:

6 pieces 12x2ft 6mil black polyethylene

marked where to make holes for the rods.

rust-resistant metal staples to hold down the plastic

we supply 300 rubber ties

PRICE: $1140.00


Shipping charges will be calculated and invoiced when ready to ship.

Simple Tunnel 20ft

CODE: KTU20  Simple Tunnel 20ft

34 heavy rods ~96in verticals

64 medium rods 84-96in for weavers

12 medium rods for horizontals

Building Instructions: we list what you will need to purchase:

(black polyethylene and staples)

4 pieces 12 x 2ft 4 or 6 mil black polyethylene

48 rust-resistant metal staples to hold down the plastic

We will supply 200 rubber ties for fastening the rods together.

PRICE: $748.00


Shipping charges will be calculated and invoiced when ready to ship.


Simple Tunnel/Arch 10ft

CODE: KTU10  Simple Tunnel 10ft

This Tunnel is 10 ft long, 5ft wide and 5ft high

18 heavy rods ~96in for verticals

32 medium rods 84-96in for weavers

6 medium rods for horizontals

Building Instructions: we list what you will need to purchase:

(black polyethylene and staples)

2 pieces 12 x 2ft 4 or 6 mil black polyethylene

24 rust-resistant metal staples to hold down the plastic

We supply the 100 rubber ties

Building directions


PRICE: $475.00


Shipping charges will be calculated and invoiced when ready to ship.

Harlequin Fedge 10ft

The Harlequin Fedge comes in 10 ft lengths and 5 to 7ft high.

The kit to make this fedge includes the following:

2 braided vertical rods (3/braid) ~96in for ends

24 medium rods ~96in for the weavers

Building Instructions: we list what you will need to purchase:

(black polyethylene and staples, if needed)

we provide 100 rubber ties  

CODE: KDF10  Harlequin Fedge 10ft

PRICE: $260.00

Shipping charges will be calculated and invoiced when ready to ship.

Harlequin Fedge 20ft

CODE: KDF20  Harlequin Fedge 20ft

PRICE: $495.00

Harlequin Fedge 30ft

CODE: KDF30  Harlequin Fedge 30ft

PRICE: $640.00

sorry, sold out

Simple Dome with 2ft Tunnel

CODE: KSDTU Item Name: Simple Dome with Tunnel

Add to the above Simple Dome kit:

8 medium rods ~96in

Building Instructions: we list what you will need to purchase:

(black polyethylene and staples)


     PRICE: $351.00

Shipping charges will be calculated and invoiced when ready to ship.



If you would like a longer entrance tunnel; order 2,4,6 more rods

Simple Dome

CODE: KSIMD  Item Name: Simple Dome

Our simple dome is 7ft across and about 5ft high in the center.

The rods used to make this dome includes the following:

12 heavy rods ~96in for verticals

24 medium rods ~96in for the diagonal weavers

We supply the rubber ties

Building Instructions: we list what you will need to purchase:

(black polyethylene and staples)


PRICE: $295.00

Shipping charges for the rods will be calculated

and invoiced when the rods are ready to ship.


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Vermont Willow Nursery

Do It Yourself Living Willow Structures

Willows are unique in that they will root no matter how a long a cutting is used; a long cutting is a rod and they can be used to make living structures. Just stick them in the ground in a preset pattern, then tie them together to form the structure.

The fresher/greener the rod, the better chance for survival. Let us know if deer, elk etc. are a problem in your area.

For 2020 we have changed these kits so we don't have to cut/ship polyethylene and staples; we ask you to buy locally.

We send detailed instructions about what you need to buy and exactly how to plant and tie the rods in your structure.

This Harlequin Fedge was created in late winter 2012. It is 5ft high and 20ft long.

We used S. myrsinifolia 'Blackskin' for its showy winter stems and shiny dark green foliage.

This tunnel/arch was built in June 2013 from 14ft rods! We can't ship this length of rod, so the tunnels we offer are narrower and shorter; unless you pick them up at the nursery!


Our simple dome was built in May 2013. At right: the same dome in early October. Our autumns are always this beautiful! Lucky us!

A pair of simple domes with tunnel entrances, similar to the one we offer.

Photograph courtesy of

www.woodland-learning.co.uk

Kids just love playing in Willow Structures!

COMPLEX DOME WITH TUNNEL >

we can quote you on a similar kit.

Photo courtesy of:

http://www.yorkshirewillow.co

A simple tunnel built for kids.

Photograph courtesy of


www.woodland-learning.co.uk


A simple arch linking different garden spaces.

Photograph courtesy of

www.woodland-learning.co.uk


The arch above and at right require longer rods that we can ship, but you can plant our 96in rods and wait a year for them to grow before tying them together at the top!

Please order tunnel kits and let us know

whether you want to make an arch out of them!


If you live near enough to pick them up, then you may select whatever lengths we have available at the time!

A simple arch in the UK

This willow structure was created by Woodside Services in Gloucestershire UK and is similar to what you can expect from our Willow TeePee Kit.

http://woodsideservices.com/index.html

Created by Steve Fuller in the UK, this living willow structure

is a hybrid between a dome and a teepee. Steve used longer rods than we can ship!

http://www.willowpooldesigns.co.uk

Chicken Shelters in the garden of friend and customer Don Statham in New York State.

As you can see the chickens eat the willows on the sides, but the roofs are intact to hide these lovely ladies from hungry hawks!

TIP

If you would like a higher or wider structure, here's what to do: Plant the rods vertically and allow them to grow as tall as you need. Then tie them together in 1-2 years!

Creative Use of Willows for the Comer Playground beside the Chicago Children's Hospital.

Tunnels and an open-faced Dome created by Clauss Brothers with our Salix miyabeana for a wonderful new playground for hospitalized Kids.

These photos were taken a few weeks after planting and all the rods are producing new leaves. Hopefully we will get more photos as these structures mature.

2012 Harlequin tree

2019 Michael creating a Harlequin tree. It took 1 hour to build. 20 x 8ft rods.

Same tree in Autumn. All side shoots stripped. Donated to our Fairfield Library Auction. Sold for $150.00!