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could use some help with tree selection

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by brinlee lawn, Mar 30, 2005.

  1. brinlee lawn

    brinlee lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 273

    I have a funeral home I mow for and they asked me about planting some trees for a sound barrier. They already have bradford pears and sweet gums, which as you all know make a huge mess. They do not want anymore of either planted. The area is about 150 ft. long. This is in northeast Oklahoma I would appreciate any info. I could get.
  2. Cutters Lawn Care

    Cutters Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 314

    How about leyland cypress, japanese cryptomeria, deadora cedars, magnolias.
  3. AGLA

    AGLA LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,742

    Trees as a sound barrier are greatly overated.
  4. D Felix

    D Felix LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,898

    Check out the latest issue of This Old House for other suggestions on sound barriers and why trees/plantings are not good sound barriers.


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