I think about this style of fencing whenever I see the Austin example on I forget which street, very tall and made from local "cedar." The March issue of New Mexico magazine has a good little piece, one that illustrates fairly well how the lashing is done. This blog, Unofficial Taos, shows some pictures. There are handsome fences in Austin that use bamboo stalks as the latillas. Some have lasted for a very long time now. A Google image search brought up a few. I like ocotillo fencing, too.