Below are images of a variety of wooden trellises, mostly from Eastern Germany, many of which are built in the traditional structure, meaning they have a vertical, rather than diagonal lattice. The trellises can be divided according to their state of preservation: First, there are the old, protected vine trellises in the wine-growing area of the Upper Elbe Valley, which are still expertly maintained; their rich harvest often being given for pressing. The wooden espalier on house walls outside the wine-growing areas is often decayed, if not even torn off, and can at most create a bit of melancholy charm. Finally there are enthusiasts who restore or refit wooden espaliers. They help preserve a bit of one’s sense of home!