What are the best trees to plant

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by JColeman, Mar 27, 2006.

  1. JColeman

    JColeman LawnSite Member
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    around a small pond. Trees would used as a privacy screen. Zone 8. Thanks
     
  2. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
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    An evergreen tree would be the best..It's not good to put trees that loose their leaves around close to a pond if it can be avoided.Have you thought of maybe Chinese Photinia shrub?
     
  3. Coffeecraver

    Coffeecraver LawnSite Senior Member
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  4. RockSet N' Grade

    RockSet N' Grade LawnSite Silver Member
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    not necessarily a good tree for around ponds or water, but one that is overlooked quite a bit: austree. Check out austree.com
     
  5. allinearth

    allinearth LawnSite Senior Member
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    Not an evergreen but how bout pond cypress, bald cypress, pampus grass, savannah holly.
     
  6. JColeman

    JColeman LawnSite Member
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    Thanks Guys!
     
  7. Xterminator

    Xterminator LawnSite Senior Member
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    Consider the long term a friend of mine has trees on his levee and the roots made the levee leak, so the pond dries almost all the way up in the summer
     
  8. WarEagleCRL

    WarEagleCRL LawnSite Member
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    leyland cypress or cryptomeria, both evergreen and grow pretty fast
     
  9. AUHort1990

    AUHort1990 LawnSite Member
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    Not evergreen but how about Betula nigra - River Birch or Magnolia virginiana - Sweetbay Magnolia. These will do well in wet sites.
     
  10. PlantSolutions

    PlantSolutions LawnSite Member
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    A great tree is Betula nigra Summer Cascade. It is a weeping River Birch and only gets to about 20 feet. It has the beautiful peeling bark, plus it will screen the area 7 months out of the year.
     

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