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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 02-24-2005 03:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Any tree enthusiasts out there?

My next door neighbors are becoming the Beverly Hillbillies, and I've been thinking of putting up some fast growing greenery on our property line to make them go away, at least visually.

I've had good luck in the past with cedar trees up here, they seem to grow fast and easy. Does this sound like a good choice, or are there any faster greenscreens I can consider?

I need to plant about a hundred foot border, it will get mostly full sun, and they will sit between two septic leech fields, so I don't think water will be a problem.

I'm thinking of Eastern Red Cedar, like this:

http://www.naturehills.com/new/product/productdetails.aspx?proname=Eastern+Red+Cedar

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mach1mike
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posted 02-24-2005 03:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mach1mike   Click Here to Email mach1mike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
looks alot the Lelandi trees we get over here, they grow real fast & tall & have caused many a fight between neigbours over the amount of light they cut out. Seem to recall we have a new law controling the height of trees & shrubs on property boarders.
Fine looking trees though Steve

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 02-24-2005 03:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They would have some poetic irony, too. I had planted some cedars in front of that house many years ago, and they grew to be nice and big until these folks hacked them down a bit. Giving them 25 or so to stare at would have a bit of 'Friday the 13th, Arbor Day' type tinge to it...

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mustangs68
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posted 02-24-2005 04:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steve what yoru looking for a more of a hedge your in Zone 5 I think these should work also.

http://springhillnursery.com/product.asp_Q_pn_E_66517

The Leyland Cypress is great except for the shallow root system,we lost the only two we had in Isabell,they were about 6 years old and stood over 30 feet.
You really wan to pissed them of get some Pampas Grass and I would gladly send you my 7 bushes if I could..ya cant kill the damn things

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 02-24-2005 04:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I wouldn't want anything that needed to be trimmed, like a hedge. That's a great price, though.

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mustangs68
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posted 02-24-2005 04:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Let them grow wild

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 02-24-2005 04:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My neighbors or the shrubs?

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mustangs68
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posted 02-24-2005 05:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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ccode67
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posted 02-25-2005 07:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67   Click Here to Email ccode67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Leyland cypress are neat looking as a fence. They grow pretty fast too.

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indyphil
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posted 02-25-2005 08:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for indyphil   Click Here to Email indyphil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I agree on the Leylandi trees my parents had some in their house. They grow quick, I plan on using some at the back of my property. I like to keep them trimmed to about 10 feet it makes a nice hedgerow in just a few years.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 02-25-2005 02:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Would the Leylandi trees survive -40? I have to keep that in mind. Cyprus is a warmer climate tree, I think. You don't see them up here.

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posted 02-25-2005 04:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steve they are listed for around zero degs F.
Whatever you buy take a look at this site for pricing..looks really good.I may order from them
http://www.nhnursery.com/

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 02-25-2005 05:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow, those are good prices! I can get 25 white cedars for $25.

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