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Unique copper alloy fence installed in the Herb Garden at the Bartlett Arboretum
Copper has a long history of application in garden settings but has not previously been available as a fencing material. The International Copper Association has partnered with the Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens to demonstrate the use of copper alloy mesh in the garden as a method of promoting its use in fencing and other landscape architecture applications.
A low fence combining the copper mesh with wood, the most traditional of all fence materials, has been installed around the Bartlett's Herb Garden on the lower lawn across from the Visitor Center building.
Welded copper alloy mesh is a unique material suitable for use in both landscape and garden. It promises long life without maintenance, an attractive appearance that changes over time as the material ages and acquires a patina, and effective exclusion of unwanted animals. It can be incorporated into all sorts of formal and informal garden fencing using construction techniques that are familiar to fence manufacturers.
The Stamford-based Landscape and Garden Design firm of Maher & Greenwald developed these designs for the fencing. Another local company, EuroFence,
fabricated and installed it.*
Please take a walk through the Herb Garden and let us know how you like the fence. This is a pilot project, and although copper alloy mesh isn't available to the general public yet, we're expecting it soon will be.
*The high strength copper alloy wire is produced in Appleton, WI by ICA member company Luvata and is fabricated into the welded mesh form by Riverdale Mills of Northbridge, MA.