North front parkway raspberry cage in sunset light on July 3, 2015. The sun is quite far to the north at this time of year. This cage was built this Spring to support raspberry bushes. It will be moved 2 feet north at the end of this season. Two feet of raspberry bushes need to be cleared in that quadrant.
These cages keep the raspberry bushes growing straight up and not onto the sidewalk or street. They use basic post and beam construction with 2x2s from 2x4s ripped in half and painted. The beams all connect using single screws so angle braces must be used to maintain a proper square and support vertical and horizontal loads. None of these cages are tied into the ground.