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Old 02-20-2012, 08:53 PM
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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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Old 02-20-2012, 09:32 PM
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sounds fine

personally id seed in a native prairie type of planting over bring in individual plants as that will be a large order
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:50 PM
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sounds fine

personally id seed in a native prairie type of planting over bring in individual plants as that will be a large order
actually i have 175 trees and bushes on order from the county soil and water extension.all for $240.00 average 20" plantings.

i might loose a couple but thats expected. i could spend more than that in seed haha
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:08 PM
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so if you go here www.sustland.umn.edu there is a great deal of info on landscaping waterfront and wetland sites. I know that if you call the extension they would be more than happy to give you some tips.
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:34 AM
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:35 AM
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I actually has someone from the extension office stop out and take a look. Very disapointed with their service.
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:50 AM
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Planting 20" plants in an existing vegetated area is not the most efficient way to get accomplished what you are designing. There is a lot of competition for them to survive that environment and a long time before they will form just a hint of what you are trying to achieve. I hope you are young.
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Old 02-21-2012, 08:29 AM
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most of these trees will or will be removed for the project.

goal: create something beautiful, privacy blocking, low-no maintenance, wild life setting.
Why remove most of them? Work with what you have. Some selective thinning and add appropriate natives. Based on the pics, IMO leveling and starting over is not a good idea.
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Old 02-21-2012, 10:57 AM
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Why remove most of them? Work with what you have. Some selective thinning and add appropriate natives. Based on the pics, IMO leveling and starting over is not a good idea.
Yes. There was lots of brush in there. Also lots of scrub trees. I intend on leaving
Most of the trees in the center. Trees around the edges might have to go.

It will be too bare if I get rid of it all. And I don't want to wait 15
Years to have a privacy line.

Keep the ideas coming.
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Old 02-21-2012, 10:14 PM
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Yes. There was lots of brush in there. Also lots of scrub trees. I intend on leaving
Most of the trees in the center. Trees around the edges might have to go.

It will be too bare if I get rid of it all. And I don't want to wait 15
Years to have a privacy line.

Keep the ideas coming.
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I'm gona work on clearing some of the brush then see what I all have.
Might decide to incorperate more ornamental grasses and perennial flowers.
175 trees...ordered. Not all for this spot!
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