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by commish on March 01, 2005 10:01 AM
Howdy. New member. Came across this forum while researching the pros & cons of planting poplars. I'm asking for ideas for planting a privacy screen. Zone 8. West Coast, British Columbia. Soil is Peat with a pH range of 3.5-4.5. High water table; wet feet in winter. I require a fast growing plant/tree that will mature between 20-60 feet high. A deciduous is OK. I want to plant a row 80 feet long and not too bushy at their base, like Poplar. Possibly birch. I'm familar with cedars. Perhaps a clumping Black Bamboo? Your input will be apreciated. Any ideas?
by Cricket on March 01, 2005 12:03 PM
Hi Commish! [wayey]

Fast growing, wet feet, not too bushy at the base...

Cedar would be my first choice. What about willow? Too tall? Bamboo is nice but gets bushy and can be invasive - you'd want lots of space for it or you'd be constantly pruning. Same with laurel, though they make great privacy screens.
by Rob_n_HouTx on March 09, 2005 05:18 AM
Hi, new member here too, but thought I would respond to your question. I am in Tx, and our acidity is no where near what yours is, but the tree that comes to mind is Bald Cypress. They have beautiful rusty fall color and have a nice ferny texture in spring and summer. They are deciduous, but they are very accomodating from the wet feet perspective, and I have seen them planted in dry areas as well.

You might read up on them, and see what you can find. Good luck and let me know what you settle on.


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