Cleft chestnut fencing is from a renewable resource, grown in Great Britain and is virtually carbon neutral, as the carbon cost of the cutting process is replaced with the growth of the coppiced trees, which is invaluable to the production process of Torry Hill’s fencing posts. Benefits of sweet cleft chestnut fencing are that it is a natural product from the UK, a sustainable resource, durable, maintenance free, easily erected, strong, economic and is aesthetically pleasing.Cleft chestnut fencing and fencing posts are used in all parts of Great Britain and is a familiar sight in domestic gardens, estates and in public parks. In addition to this permanent use, it is invaluable as temporary pale fencing where work is in progress and where access has to be controlled. The same practical properties give it an important role in containing animals safely and effectively – our chestnut sheep hurdles are excellent examples of this.An important use for cleft chestnut fencing is for soil and beach erosion control; used as a windbreak, it has established large areas of sand dunes by inhibiting wind erosion. We have recently supplied a large fishing lake in Essex with chestnut fencing products (including cleft post rail fencing) to stop bank erosion from boat wash. We came up with the idea of putting 18inch post and rail fencing inside the waterline to take the impact out of the wash with great success. The same principle was used to solve a similar problem in Holland along the canals, when chestnut fencing was used. The same properties make this type of cleft chestnut fencing and cleft post and rail fencing ideal for snow fencing too.