trees/ privacy barrier in swampy condition

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by JML, Mar 11, 2002.

  1. JML

    JML LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 415

    I have a customer whose back yard consists of several small streams and is very moist, not swampy but wet, if ya get what I mean. He has two sections, 75 and 50 feet long where he wants to put up some type of screen/barrier. What would you guys recommend. thanks

    joe
     
  2. jrodgers

    jrodgers LawnSite Member
    Posts: 212

    You can use Willows. If you need more of an upright you can use Corkscrew Willows. The only downfall is that you wont have cover for a couple months of the year. The county extention can also advise you of suitable plants for that region(check the phone book in the blue pages under county gov't, extention service).
     
  3. BigJim

    BigJim LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 382

    Put something like "Trees that grow in wet soils" or "plants that tolerate swampy conditions" in your search engine and you should bring up lots of interesting sites,theres a wide variety of trees that would fit the bill when you start searching,heres one site for starters http://www.americanplantfood.com/PlantsForWetSoil.html
     
  4. kris

    kris LawnSite Bronze Member
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    How about cedar ? Do they grow down there?
     

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