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iandromiskin
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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2008 12:34 pm    Post subject: Fastest growing tree ? Reply with quote

My friend lives in Drogheda and wants to plant something tree like that will block out her neighbours rather large shed (more of a second house) that has a large window and door and directly overlooks not only her back garden but into her bedroom as well. So needless to say she wants to plant something to block the view. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what would be best and probably evergreen ? The only thing I could think of was a bamboo.
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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2008 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eucalyptus is really fast and evergreen.
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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2008 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good idea on the evergreen Eucalyptus. If you move away from evergreen for a moment and consider deciduous trees then you could factor in Birch or poplar. Both will offer sheilding from mid spring to early autumn. The down side with the poplar though is its strong and wide rooting.
On the shrub front consider Pittosporum tenuifolium which is evergreen and fast. Any more info on the site iandromiskin, is it sunny, shaded, wet, dry etc? A pic can be helpful in getting answers also.
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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2008 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll ask my friend to email me a picture or two. But it is roughly square to sub rectangular in size measuring c.8.0m x 8.0m. It is a rear garden sloping slighly from north - south with very little in the way of planting. It is bounded by a single storey house to the west, a tall concrete boundary wall to the north, and similar wall and shed to the east and a growing laurel or bay hedge to the south. So I suppose its quite good in terms of sun as it would get it from morning to evening in the summer and at mid day in the winter. The house was built about ten years ago, so I don't imagine there to be a great deal or quality of topsoil, but I would imagine the drainage would be good.
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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2008 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

iandromiskin keep an eye on this piece Trees for screening in an Irish garden.
It's a two parter I am working on, with tree lists to follow shortly.
It should be helpful to your friend.

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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2008 7:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool. I'll look forward to the next installment.
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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2008 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thought of another two there. Griselinia and olearia are both fast growing and can be grown as a hedge or in a group.
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PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2008 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

iandromiskin, new update to this piece.... Trees for screening in an Irish garden.
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