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  • v. Present participle of pleach.


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  • It's the ancient art of "pleaching"--training and joining plants to create structures--with a 21st-century twist, using milling software to achieve precise geometries.

    Mitchell Joachim: Redesign Cities From Scratch

  • The Fab Tree Hab -- a home literally made from trees, using an ancient technique called pleaching (the art of weaving (and sometimes grafting) trees together to form structures) -- was one of the design entries for the Index: awards, emerging from the genius of a crew including MIT architect Mitchell Joachim and our friend, Javier Arbona of Archinect.

    Archive 2006-06-01

  • In order to build the arboreal frame, the designers utilize “pleaching” – a gardening technique in which tree branches are woven together to form living archways.

    VIDEO: Grow A Treehouse with TeReForm | Inhabitat

  • Based on the ancient gardening technique of “pleaching,” the proposed house relies on nature for water, heat and human waste disposal.

    Really Green Building

  • Maybe he wrote it in response to reading about pleaching.


  • So as the grooms hustled our baggage within, I followed Master Harpole into a green confusion of pleaching and pruning and apricocks and yew.

    In the Garden of Iden

  • Helping to pull the mowing-machine or to empty the cut grass into the wheel-barrow, with the chance of a ride afterwards; clipping evergreens with shears they can hardly lift; cutting turf edges with a crescent-shaped spud, dangerously sharp; pleaching alleys with pebbles or paving them with brick; building rockeries, damming streams, puddling lily-ponds: these are the occupations which delight them.

    Try Anything Twice

  • Taking advantage of this fact of nature to develop his living sculptures, he unwittingly recreated pleaching.

    Original Signal - Transmitting Buzz

  • If you want to get creative, there are chapters on creating topiaries, pleaching and espalier.

    Times Record News Stories

  • The goal is to grow homes from native trees to create the structure and use pleaching to weave growth together tightly for walls, making a completely green home.


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  • See also pleach.

    June 22, 2008

  • "Innovative designers are creating tree houses that live and 'breathe,' like the Fab Tree Hab. It uses high-tech computer modelling and ancient techniques like pleaching, which weaves together living branches and trunks to create walls and ceilings."

    - 'Eco tree houses come of age' on, 29 September 2007.

    June 21, 2008