This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V26", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
We find the suggestion we made some years ago, that a wire, barbed or otherwise, through an Osage or Honey Locust fence, is all that is needed to make an impervious hedge, is at length progressing rapidly. It is best to attach the wire to light stakes when the hedge is planted, and let the sprouts grow through the wires as they will. It will not be necessary to attach the wire to the branches. The growth will itself keep the wire in place. No necessity for any patent method of attaching wires.