I don't know where I could possibly use something like that.
But it really makes me lament my neighbor's awful, out of control, laurel hedge. It's easily 25, shaggy feet high. When we first moved in it had taken over about 7 feet of our yard with scraggly appendages.
Last spring I finally just started sawing branches trying to reclaim my yard.
As I pruned it back I found that the shape of the trunks is really quite elegant and I have since seen a neighborhood "hedge" where the lower part is pruned clean while allowing the top to grow. It really looks kind of tropical.
I've even offered to prune their side, showing them photos of the cool "hedge".
He's an uber-snob though and isn't willing to listen to me about such things.