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#3678493 - 05/27/14 03:00 PM Re: "Screen" Trees?? [Re: treefarmer]
Jarred525
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 Originally Posted By: treefarmer
Consider pine trees which can grow about anywhere if they have sun. Some are fast growing and some are slow. I'd suggest the slow ones because the fast growing (loblolly) would get blown over in a wind when they get larger. You are going to need a lot of them and pines are inexpensive and can be ordered through the Tenn. Div. of Forestry for planting next winter. You could plant a row of fast growing loblolly backed up by a row of slower growing Virginia Pine. Last year's seedling catalog can be seen at: http://www.tn.gov/agriculture/publications/forestry/seedlingcatalog.pdf


I have done this but you have to be patient.

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#3681059 - 05/31/14 03:46 AM Re: "Screen" Trees?? [Re: Jarred525]
Swampster
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You might stage it. If you think you might like the Leyland short term, go with them, but in front of them, mix in some pines, and in front of them cedars. Cedars are slow, but give good ground to crown growth for your screen. Maybe throw in some crepe myrtles for color and texture.
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#3695201 - 06/21/14 05:23 AM Re: "Screen" Trees?? [Re: treefarmer]
a retrohillbilly
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Virginia pine , grows anywhere, holds its lower limbs, get from above source. The "christmas tree" grade is best....treefarmer is right on!
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#3734010 - 08/14/14 07:04 PM Re: "Screen" Trees?? [Re: a retrohillbilly]
Hunter 257W
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I just ordered 100 Loblolly 3rd cycle & 100 Virginia Pine (Christmas tree grade) from the TN Forestry Service to be delivered in January. This should give me at the least 1 row of each species and 2 if I space them a bit further apart. Right now I'm looking at a 10 foot spacing.

I would like to have a row of the Leyland Cyprus but the prices offered here for the other species are so much cheaper that I can't see using the Leland's when I need so many.

I would like to included cedars too but they were out of stock. I KNOW they would grow good as they are everywhere around my place.

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#3734314 - 08/15/14 08:26 AM Re: "Screen" Trees?? [Re: Hunter 257W]
treefarmer
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I agee cedars are great screen trees and didn't know the nursery normally carries them. I keep the wild ones around my cabin as a screen.
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#3748734 - 08/30/14 10:28 AM Re: "Screen" Trees?? [Re: treefarmer]
CATCHDAWG
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How tall do they need to be? There is a hedge called Elliagnus (sp) that grows so thick the wind won't blow through them, let alone see through them. They peak about twelve feet tall in just a few years and are a lot cheaper than any tree.
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#3748739 - 08/30/14 10:42 AM Re: "Screen" Trees?? [Re: CATCHDAWG]
pass-thru
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White pine is the best. Will not loose lower limbs as long as they get light.

Virginia pine are undesirable for many reasons.

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#3748758 - 08/30/14 11:22 AM Re: "Screen" Trees?? [Re: pass-thru]
treefarmer
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I have read Eleagnus are an invasive but there are several varieties. I love White Pine and if you have the soils it is a fine tree. If you have poor soil or dry South facing slopes/ridges White pine won't do well. A quick phone call to your area forester will let you know what to plant.
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#3748770 - 08/30/14 11:43 AM Re: "Screen" Trees?? [Re: treefarmer]
CATCHDAWG
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 Originally Posted By: treefarmer
I have read Eleagnus are an invasive but there are several varieties. I love White Pine and if you have the soils it is a fine tree. If you have poor soil or dry South facing slopes/ridges White pine won't do well. A quick phone call to your area forester will let you know what to plant.

Mine are Ebbengeii Eleagnus and are not invasive. I also have very poor soil and they still did great. Seem to be a very hardy plant.
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#3748771 - 08/30/14 11:46 AM Re: "Screen" Trees?? [Re: CATCHDAWG]
CATCHDAWG
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Forgot to mention they only cost $4 each for one gallon plants a few years ago.
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