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#516166 - 12/04/07 03:26 PM Re: Hiding a field from the road??? [Re: RS]
spctbone
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Not sure about the soil, it is in henry county. Will be doing a soil sample before long to get ready for a spring planting.
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#516484 - 12/04/07 06:27 PM Re: Hiding a field from the road??? [Re: spctbone]
hard county
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bi-color lezpedeza is some very neat stuff, it grows tall and thick and the birds love it.
supposably deer like it but i have seen no evidence of browse. i also wouldnt rule out pines, at least every 10 feet or so, this would provide a wind block at a low cost. i have a friend who planted hybrid willows and he loves them, but im not sure about cost.
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#516564 - 12/04/07 07:10 PM Re: Hiding a field from the road??? [Re: hard county]
Carlos Viagra
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I'd use Leyland Cypress trees or White Pines.
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#517429 - 12/05/07 11:55 AM Re: Hiding a field from the road??? [Re: Carlos Viagra]
TAS
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 Originally Posted By: ChadWheeler
I'd use Leyland Cypress trees or White Pines.


Chad I am surprised that you are the first person to mention Leyland Cypress. They are faster growing than pines and will grow 3 to 4 feet a year even in poor soil. They are used as a hedge or screen and get up to about 40 feet. I planted 100 of them the beginning of this year because they grow so tall and will work for elevated roads. Due to the poor growing conditions this summer I lost about 5% and they only grew about two feet.
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#517570 - 12/05/07 02:24 PM Re: Hiding a field from the road??? [Re: big 8's in Weakley county]
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Only problem with leyland cypress is that the road riders will cut them as Christmas trees if they can see them.
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#517713 - 12/05/07 03:58 PM Re: Hiding a field from the road??? [Re: eightpoint]
Tractor John
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If possible, I would just let the field grow up so it's hard to see into it from the road. From our experience, if you attract the deer to a plot close to the road, you are just asking for problems. The road hunters will still be able to see and shoot deer going to or leaving the field. Spend you time and money on plots in the center of your lease. Just my 2 cents.
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#518333 - 12/06/07 03:29 AM Re: Hiding a field from the road??? [Re: Tractor John]
416wbymag
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how bout some indigenous cane? It growaaaaaaaa10-12 ft and spread quickly. you would have to keep it cut back ( a mower works fine)
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#518462 - 12/06/07 07:55 AM Re: Hiding a field from the road??? [Re: eightpoint]
TAS
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 Originally Posted By: eightpoint
Only problem with leyland cypress is that the road riders will cut them as Christmas trees if they can see them.


Maybe, but we haven't had that happen yet with our older ones but we have had white pines cut down. You never know with the prices of trees this year but I have never seen a leyland cypress christmas tree. \:D
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#518466 - 12/06/07 07:59 AM Re: Hiding a field from the road??? [Re: Tractor John]
TAS
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 Originally Posted By: Tractor John
If possible, I would just let the field grow up so it's hard to see into it from the road. From our experience, if you attract the deer to a plot close to the road, you are just asking for problems. The road hunters will still be able to see and shoot deer going to or leaving the field. Spend you time and money on plots in the center of your lease. Just my 2 cents.


My problem is I have a little over a mile of county dirt road that goes through my farm and is elevated as much as 20 feet over my pastures. The deer are feeding on weeds and stuff as much in the pasture this year as the food plots in the center of the property.

The GW this year told me they don't take trucks and guns from the lazy road hunters anymore. Thats the problem. Shooting from roads is extremely dangerous to rural families who live on them. It should be a much more serious crime.
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#518542 - 12/06/07 08:49 AM Re: Hiding a field from the road??? [Re: TAS]
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This property is only 19 acres, and has very limited places you can plant! The road frontage of the field is about 150'
Probably gonna build a fence and let it grow up with weeds and plant Honey suckle on it too.
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