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Old 03-15-2012, 08:54 PM
Ulfreida is offline
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: pangolandia
Posts: 3,483
a forest dweller recommends:

1. don't plant evergreen trees to the *south* of your house unless you would like to live in deep gloomy shade year round.
2. second the advice about being careful about septic lines and closeness to the house.
3. very fast growing trees are often brittle trees that break limbs easily. They also may be rather short-lived. You might want to incorporate some slower growing longer lasting trees into the mix to eventually replace the ones you plant for immediate screening.
4. read a good gardening book for your area about the best landscaping trees.

Trees are a lot easier/cheaper to plant as cute babies than they are to take down once they are leaning on your house, way too tall, or tangled in your power lines. Plan.