In this section you can find photographs of wooden trellises/espaliers; most of these are of a classical structure (that is, those with vertical battening), mostly from Eastern Germany. The trellises can be subdivided according to their state of preservation: First, there are the old, protected vine trellises in the wine-growing area of the Upper Elbe Valley. They are still expertly maintained; their rich harvest is often 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 transmit 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!