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#518640 - 12/06/07 10:11 AM Re: Hiding a field from the road??? [Re: big 8's in Weakley county]
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TAS, I have some neighbors that set out over 100 leyland cypress trees along their paved road frontage about 4 years ago. They have lost 10-15 per year to folks cutting them for Christmas trees. I noticed 2 new ones cut yesterday that got whacked overnight. Down here in GA folks will definitely cut em!
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#518677 - 12/06/07 10:32 AM Re: Hiding a field from the road??? [Re: eightpoint]
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Chufa can be planted in NON sandy soils however if you go that route i would recommend row croping it, seems to work better that way.
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#518716 - 12/06/07 11:17 AM Re: Hiding a field from the road??? [Re: eightpoint]
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 Originally Posted By: eightpoint
TAS, I have some neighbors that set out over 100 leyland cypress trees along their paved road frontage about 4 years ago. They have lost 10-15 per year to folks cutting them for Christmas trees. I noticed 2 new ones cut yesterday that got whacked overnight. Down here in GA folks will definitely cut em!


Dang, I guess that gives me something else to watch for. Thanks!
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#518834 - 12/06/07 01:50 PM Re: Hiding a field from the road??? [Re: TAS]
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Might want to try this site

http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/ThujaGiant.htm

very fast growing, border trees
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#518996 - 12/06/07 05:08 PM Re: Hiding a field from the road??? [Re: NBF7240]
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good info, im looking into a privacy border also.
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#522184 - 12/09/07 11:23 AM Re: Hiding a field from the road??? [Re: spctbone]
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my dad has some propety that borders a highway thats in the process of being four-laned. what he just found out is they are going to raise the road 20 ft. which will look down on top of a beautiful, two acre clover field. we have looked into moso bamboo and will probably put some out in the spring.
according to the comp. it can grow up to 50' high and the diameter at the bottom is 10"! i dont know if it will ever get anywhere close to this size in tennessee, but ive seen a place where it reached twenty.
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#537160 - 12/22/07 04:39 AM Re: Hiding a field from the road??? [Re: ]
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I'm not sure where you can buy it, but there are some types of cane/ bamboo that grow 40-50 feet tall. It gets as big around as a coke can. Not sure if it will grow just any where. I'm going to do a google search and see what turns up. I saw the stuff everywhere in Jamacia about 5 years ago when I was there on my honeymoon with the wife.
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#537225 - 12/22/07 08:55 AM Re: Hiding a field from the road??? [Re: Excal Thumper]
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http://www.lewisbamboo.com/favmoso.html


As long as you keep the fresh tender shutes cut down in the spring when they come up it will stay where you want it. Bamboo cannot cross creek or roads. A barrier of 18 inches deep is required if you want to stop the spread of the roots to new areas, but as I said above you can keep the shutes from invading a field by mowing them although you may still have the root system underground. Bamboo works great for erosion control in certain instances. BTW the tender shutes are eaten by the chinese etc.. My dad and I started a project to stop erosion of the creek in his backyard and it has worked well and created a great songbird nesting habitiat. I will try and find some pics of it.


Edited by J&JGUIDE (12/22/07 09:02 AM)
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#537235 - 12/22/07 09:05 AM Re: Hiding a field from the road??? [Re: trealtree]
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this bamboo is not MOSO but it gets around 35 ft tall. It was transplanted from some property in fentress county.








Edited by J&JGUIDE (12/22/07 09:06 AM)
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#554188 - 01/07/08 09:53 PM Re: Hiding a field from the road??? [Re: spctbone]
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a QDM tv program suggested fountain grass. I have it in my front yard to hide one of those ugly green utility boxes and it grows fast and big, if you don't cut it.
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