A very popular and attractive alternative to garden panels or garden screens and wind breaks. Split (cleft) and round hazel rods woven around hazel uprights (zales).
There are slight variation on pattern in different regions but well made hurdles will use good quality graded split hazel, which is twisted around end posts to produce a very strong and robust hurdle. Hazel hurdles can be brought to standard fence panel sizes or made to customer specification.
A good hazel hurdle should last in the region of 7 – 8 years untreated but can be periodically treated to extend this period. Hurdles can be easily attached to oak or chestnut posts driven into the ground making installation quicker and easier than conventionally fence panels.