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Old 02-19-2012, 06:39 PM
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need helping hand w/ design. personal project

ok so this if my first attempt at a landscape project of my own.

most of these trees will or will be removed for the project.

goal: create something beautiful, privacy blocking, low-no maintenance, wild life setting.

here's what i have planned, i plan on doing everything myself, i will be ordering trees from the county, roughly $35 for 25 transplant trees.

be using my dads skid to help.
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more of the ditch. where i think the little rock wall should go.

along with accent rock???
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Old 02-19-2012, 06:41 PM
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here is a little further up
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Old 02-19-2012, 06:42 PM
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here is the master plan
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I personally i might get rid of the existing trees, burn/mow down the rest

then put some water loving deciduous trees that will grow taller then the screening trees that are placed in front (closer to the house) with a wet prairie ( grasses and wild flowers) filling in the rest, after the first 2-3 years there shouldnt be too much maint. on the prairie part

personally i would put some sort of entrance sign/planting also in the front

the black spruce is obviously a good screening tree but not sure how they grow in semi wet conditions like where you are putting them, i remember them likely sandier/dry soils

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additionally remember when your planting to offset each row of trees

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I personally i might get rid of the existing trees, burn/mow down the rest

then put some water loving deciduous trees that will grow taller then the screening trees that are placed in front (closer to the house) with a wet prairie ( grasses and wild flowers) filling in the rest, after the first 2-3 years there shouldnt be too much maint. on the prairie part

personally i would put some sort of entrance sign/planting also in the front

the black spruce is obviously a good screening tree but not sure how they grow in semi wet conditions like where you are putting them, i remember them likely sandier/dry soils

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Old 02-20-2012, 07:23 AM
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That's why I was planning on those riverbirch right next to the pond
Now aware of any other tree that will work?
I might raise those black spruce up a little with some dirt.
Yes was thinking a name plate in front of the accent rock.
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Acer rubrum or Nyssa sylvatica are two trees that would like that environment. You could do groupings of each of those and the River Birch. The red maples and tupelos both have great fall color in red. They'll contrast nocely with the yellow of the birch and green of the spruce if fall color is important to you. They all have distincly different forms, leaf color and texture throughout the year.
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river birch outside(next to water) then 1-2 rows black spruce, then red maples scattered in the center.

along with some prarie grass and perennial flowers. name plate by entrance, maybe some dogwoods just behind accent rock???

is this going to be good?
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