Best border trees?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by nbrockb, Oct 13, 2005.

  1. nbrockb

    nbrockb LawnSite Member
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    I was concerned with what kind of trees to plant for quick growth, and to border off a subdivision. Any tips would be greatly appreciated.:confused:

    Thanks,
    Brock
     
  2. omnilp

    omnilp LawnSite Member
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    What kind of soil, drainage, exposure? Most trees that grow quick don't last too long.
     
  3. jbell113

    jbell113 LawnSite Senior Member
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    An auss tree hybrid will grow faster than any thing. Have to order them online.
     
  4. nbrockb

    nbrockb LawnSite Member
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    I've got pretty good soil to plant in although some places do have rocky soil. Full sun. The customer wants a quick wall barrier and not a Christmas Tree look but evergreen. I was thinking maybe a Leland Cypress (Which does give a Christmas Tree look) or Thuja Green Giant. I will look up the auss tree hybrid. Thanks! Any pics of jobs would be greatly appreciated.
    Brock
     
  5. Gilla Gorilla

    Gilla Gorilla LawnSite Senior Member
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    If your decision comes down to the Leyland or Green Giant then I would go with the Green Giants 10 times out of 10. The GG's dont have the bag worm problems that the Lelands do. My neighbor has 39 Leylands around his backyard as a border that he planted 5 years ago when he just moved in and they were only 2' tall at the time. Now 5 years later some just barely come up to the top of his 6' tall privacy fence and others are standing over 14 foot tall. The worst part for him is that this season the bag worms hit him really hard and took out 8 of the mid to taller Leylands and now looks like crap. Escpecially for me since I can see the dead ones rite out my back door. LOL

    The Leylands in my area seems to generally be $20 to $30 dollars more compared to the same sized Green Giants.

    I deal with a wholesale nursery and I got a 6-7' Leyland earlier this year from him at $60.00 but can get 7-8' Green Giants all day from the same guy for $65. I got a hell of a deal on 9-10' from him 3 weeks ago because he wanted to move them, $70 bucks for 14 9-10' Green Giants and they look awsome now that they are in the ground.
     
  6. nbrockb

    nbrockb LawnSite Member
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    Thanks Justin
     
  7. nbrockb

    nbrockb LawnSite Member
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    If I don't go with the Thuja Green Giant. What is another great border tree that does not grow in the Christmas tree shape? Fast growing, 25'-45' tall.
    Any replies would be helpful.
    Thanks
    brock
     
  8. Gilla Gorilla

    Gilla Gorilla LawnSite Senior Member
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    I really cant think of any others now. But the Green Giants are my quick evergreen screen tree of choice for now. I've put 74 in on three different properties in less then a year.
     
  9. GarPA

    GarPA LawnSite Silver Member
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    leyland cypress would be my choice hands down
     
  10. Green-Pro

    Green-Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I'm using White Pine and Alberta Spruce here for a customer in a new construction. Alternate pine and spruce, both fast growing.
     

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