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What kind of pine trees should I plan for a barrier?, they should grow fast. Thanks Ralph.
-- Ralph Roces (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 22, 2002
Ralph, call your County Extension Service. They can tell you what species and variety will do best in your climate. Here where I live for instance(Western Oregon),Pine trees do not do well. We have Fir trees and Spruce and Cedar. Pine likes it a little dryer. So, it depends on where you are. LQ
-- Little Quacker (email@example.com), April 22, 2002.
It VERY much depends upon where you are! I have some good ideas from here (Maine) but if you are in Oregon, Arizona, or Tierra del Fuego, the answer changes. GL!
-- Brad (Homefixer@SacoRiver.net), April 22, 2002.
We used to live near Kingman and pine trees grew great. Will try to grow them again near Benson at the new place. It does depend on where you are though as said previously. See what others are doing in your area.
-- Hank (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 23, 2002.
Around here deer eat the white pine like they are candy. If you have a lot of deer, stick with a sharp needled pine rather than a soft needled one...
-- Melissa in SE Ohio (email@example.com), April 23, 2002.
Would find out what is native in your area and stick with that. Their are no pine trees native in my area, for example, and anyone trying to grow Scotch Pine should know they will be lucky to get 20 years out of them as their longetivity is not good. Non native trees will often not be able to handle disease as well as the natives.
-- fred (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 24, 2002.
Even given your Pennsylvania habitat and deer population, I would suggest (5-needled) white pine, interplanted with Scotch pine. The Scotch grows very rapidly, almost to the nuisance level, and white pine, if topped, will provide a very dense hedge or windbreak. I have never had a problem with deer eating white pine, but that may be because it is so common here. I have had problems with the hoofed rats getting into my apples, pumpkins, squash, kale, cabbage, and most anything else. They have NOT damaged my crop of poison ivy. On the bright side, they taste even better than woodchucks! GL!
-- Brad (Homefixer@SacoRiver.net), April 24, 2002.