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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 12:48 pm    Post subject: trees for boundary lawn Reply with quote

hi i am looking for suggestions on types and quantity of trees to plant along front/side lawn that runs between two dormers on half acre sites. there is also a wire and post fence.

the lawn in question is 128 foot by 11.5 foot.

i am thinking about putting four trees in a friend of mine suggested it might be better to put in just 3??? what are yere opinions ?

i want a bit of colour in the garden so will be going for some red leaved trees as well as green with flowers.

the red leaved ones i like i think are copper beech or birch not sure which but its the one with smaller leaves.

also a red leaved maple.

for green leaved ones not sure apart from cherry blossom.
so i would appreciate anyone taking the time to point me in the right direction regarding quantity and also suggestions with the correct names for any i have mentioned myself also.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

some pictures of lawn in question


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would imagine you have lots of room for four trees there if not even more....but you do need to think about orientation too. Do you or your neighbour have windows in your side walls ? Where do you get sunlight ? If you place the trees thoughtlessly, you may regret where you planted them....or worse still, have a grumpy neighbour! A little thought will save any future irritation....and avoid evergreens for the same reason.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for the reply. the sun is always at the back of my house so i assume this means the back garden is south facing? the lawn in question gets a good bit of light all day.
part of the reason i am planting trees is to put one in area at side of house where we both have two small side windows?



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, you're absolutely fine.....it's much clearer with the second photo. You could put in something quite large close to the front boundary as you've so much space......and maybe that would be a good place to plant a copper beech if you want a specimen "statement" tree.
A group of three silver birches at this end of the strip would be lovely.....
I'm sure other people will give you some ideas too.....as would a good nursery/garden centre.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah would like something nice inside front wall. just one thing not sure if its relevant. water stop cock is inside front wall of lawn. so i assume water mains run some of the way up lawn. is this a problem
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 5:20 pm    Post subject: trees on a boundary Reply with quote

Just an idea KM but have you though of beech? Planted at about four foot centres you could use up to 30 in that lenght but you could start with 4-6 evenly spaced and add 4-6 every year til you have what you need. Beech can be made into a beautiful but impenitrable hedge which keeps its golden leaves through the winter. Clipping is easy as long as you are savage after the 3rd year. And you can allow some of the plants to grow without any pruning ever so you have beech trees sticking up out of a beech hedge. Just an idea?

As for the water mains running up the lawn that's mopre an opportunity than a problem. If you dug down carefully and found it you could tap in a garden stop cock for the dry times.

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