Privacy trees

Old 04-19-20, 07:42 AM
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Privacy trees

Our house is down from the road we live on (in other words, our drive way We want to create a privacy "fence" from the cars and people driving/walking by and the house above us. We already have a bunch of trees on the hill. We'd like to find evergreens So it creates privacy all year. We need 2 or 3 trees about 30 feet tall and about 7 or so about 10 feet tall.

Would so appreciate any suggestions!

Old 04-19-20, 10:43 AM
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Suggestions on what? Where to buy 30' tall trees or what kind of trees to plant?
Old 04-19-20, 11:21 AM
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You can buy trees that tall but it will cost you for the dig up, transportation and replant. And I doubt if any guaranty.

Your best bet is to buy saplings about maybe 1 to 3 feet tall at most. Understand that any transplanted evergreen tree vs bush will be susceptible to high winds and topple over. Typically evergreen or fir trees when transplanted don't have a tap root, but instead have far reaching surface roots.

Look at these two photos of my neighbors across the street to the left of the white fence. These I believe are juniper trees or bushes. Closely planted next to each other. It only took a few years for these to be a very effective fence and privacy barrier for them.

Old 04-19-20, 12:27 PM
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Those look like arborvitaes, they grow fast and tall and many different types to choose from to suit your area.
Old 04-19-20, 12:37 PM
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Marq, you may very well be correct. I'm not a gardener
But your point is correct. They grow fast and tall.
Had I not had kids and a dog, I would've done the same those many years ago.
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I am guessing the road is above you and people are looking down at your leisure area ? You need something tall and fast growing. Can you live with deciduous trees ? Look for hybrid poplars. You can buy whips that are 6-12 feet tall....stick in ground 2 feet and they will grow 3-5 feet a year.
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