fastest growing trees

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by LawnInOrder, Apr 27, 2007.

  1. LawnInOrder

    LawnInOrder LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    my dad wants some trees for our ny upstate house. We are in little falls which is 29a of th thurway. We get alot of rain so the ground is usually moist. He wants them for privacy, and they is not that expensive and fast growing. What would you guys recommend form the upstate region. thanks LawnInOrder
  2. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,220

    Bambu..... 1 to 3 inches a day
  3. DiyDave

    DiyDave LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,695

    Problem with fast growing is that means that they are fast dying. Stay away from "miracle trees", buy the biggest trees you can afford, that are hearty enough for your area. In your area I wood see what type of willow oaks or river oaks are available.
  4. EA Quinn

    EA Quinn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 393

    Pinus strobus.....white pines.
  5. PatriotLandscape

    PatriotLandscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    from MA
    Messages: 1,209

    Metasequia glyptostrobedies (sp.) Dawn Redwoods they are hardy to your area and can grow 3 feet a year.
  6. baddboygeorge

    baddboygeorge LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,249

    White pines all the way!!
  7. Armadillolawncare

    Armadillolawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 570

    If you are going to put in bamboo make sure that you and all your neighbors like bamboo. It is almost impossible to kill and spreads very aggressively. I never recommend bamboo because you can't contain it.
  8. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,112

    I agree about the Bamboo, it is very invasive.
    Cupressocyparis Leylandii is one if it grows in your zone. There are many others.
  9. clallen03

    clallen03 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 514

    If Leland Cypress grows well in your area, they will be great. They grow fast and creates a great natural privacy fence.

    Its my favorite for privacy.
  10. PatriotLandscape

    PatriotLandscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    from MA
    Messages: 1,209

    there are many clumping bamboo's you just need to choose the right variety.

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