View Full Version : What are the best trees to plant

03-27-2006, 01:24 PM
around a small pond. Trees would used as a privacy screen. Zone 8. Thanks

03-27-2006, 01:28 PM
An evergreen tree would be the best..It's not good to put trees that loose their leaves around close to a pond if it can be avoided.Have you thought of maybe Chinese Photinia shrub?

03-27-2006, 02:24 PM
cryptomeria,or Nellie R Stephens Holly



RockSet N' Grade
03-27-2006, 02:41 PM
not necessarily a good tree for around ponds or water, but one that is overlooked quite a bit: austree. Check out austree.com

03-28-2006, 08:21 AM
Not an evergreen but how bout pond cypress, bald cypress, pampus grass, savannah holly.

03-28-2006, 08:39 AM
Thanks Guys!

03-28-2006, 08:44 AM
Consider the long term a friend of mine has trees on his levee and the roots made the levee leak, so the pond dries almost all the way up in the summer

03-29-2006, 01:31 AM
leyland cypress or cryptomeria, both evergreen and grow pretty fast

03-29-2006, 09:28 AM
Not evergreen but how about Betula nigra - River Birch or Magnolia virginiana - Sweetbay Magnolia. These will do well in wet sites.

03-29-2006, 03:04 PM
A great tree is Betula nigra Summer Cascade. It is a weeping River Birch and only gets to about 20 feet. It has the beautiful peeling bark, plus it will screen the area 7 months out of the year.

03-29-2006, 05:25 PM
I missed the part where The statement was made that the plants were going into a wet area.

03-29-2006, 05:36 PM
The reason I said evergreens is because of debri dropped into the pond by the tree you pick.Just what you need is a messy birch with peeling bark and all that debri from a tree like that dropping into the pond.

03-29-2006, 07:07 PM
Oops sorry. I assumed that it might be a wet site being next to a pond.