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 Post subject: Trees/Shrubs to serve as a fence?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 9:23 am 
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Can anyone recommend trees/shrubs to plant to serve the function of a fence without putting up an actual fence? I'd like something that still provides some coverage in the winter months, if possible. I live in zone 6. Thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: Trees/Shrubs to serve as a fence?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 9:37 am 
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Boxwoods?


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 Post subject: Re: Trees/Shrubs to serve as a fence?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 9:44 am 
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Bamboo is great but you really have to keep up with it (if you can use it in your garden as stakes or whatever, not so bad). Also, a visual fence, or a keep-neighbors-out fence?

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 Post subject: Re: Trees/Shrubs to serve as a fence?
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Thanks for these suggestions!

It's a block-view-of-neighbors'-house fence (they have lots of cars/stuff in their driveway, on the street, in their yard, and are frequently out on their stoop watching whatever we do in our yard, which is uncomfortable), so they'd have to be fairly high, I think.. My husband thought of crape myrtle, since it's in the front of the house, but I don't know that those would provide much winter coverage.

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 Post subject: Re: Trees/Shrubs to serve as a fence?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 10:55 am 
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Arborvitae but they can be expensive and if you get small ones they can take years to grow full sized. My sister in law did this because her house was on a corner lot and a major road that was loud. She loved the outcome.
http://arborday.org/trees/treeGuide/tre ... .cfm?ID=78

Bamboo is pretty cheap and easy but its invasive and will go wild if it isn't constantly maintained.

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 Post subject: Re: Trees/Shrubs to serve as a fence?
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I have Privet hedging all the way round my back garden and there is no way anyone is getting through that but you have to regularly cut it or it grows extremely tall and wide.

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