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Re: conifer recommendation??


So I'm thinking River Birch might also be a deciduous
option. There are several weeping willows in the far
back of the property doing very nicely.  Also, in
answer to Bonnie's question, they've been told they
are mildly acid for soil.

Theresa

--- Josh Haskell <haskell@ncweb.com> wrote:

> Theresa,
> 
>         Does she really mean pine trees?  If so
> Bonnie is right on the mark. 
> But a lot of people use "pine" as a synonym for
> "evergreen".  In that case, 
> I would consider Thuja plicata, which thrives in
> moist environments and does 
> tolerably well in most conditions.  But also
> consider a variety of 
> evergreens (with some deciduous plants mixed in)
> rather than creating a 
> monoculture.  If there is sufficient space there are
> lots of alternatives.
> 
>                                                     
>                         
>                            Josh Haskell
>                                                     
>                         
>                            Ohio -- zone 5
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Theresa -yhoo" <tchessie@yahoo.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Monday, May 01, 2006 12:38 PM
> Subject: [CHAT] conifer recommendation??
> 
> 
> > Hi all-
> >
> > I'm at my sister's house in WNY, I believe she is
> > somewhere between zone 5 and 6.  Anyway, they want
> to
> > plant a row of "pine trees" between their house
> and
> > the neighbors for some privacy.  Problem is, that
> area
> > tends not to drain very well, so likely will have
> wet
> > feet for part of the winter.  Anybody have
> suggestions
> > of what might live?  Gets sun more than half the
> day,
> > soil is poor, clay like and with gravel.
> >
> > thx, Theresa
> >
> >
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