[Homestead] Hedge rows
lurine at com-pair.net
Fri Oct 22 02:32:14 EDT 2010
We planted Lombardy poplars for fast shade. In about 5 years they were
around 30' tall. The Lombardy poplars grow like weeds! Don't seem to care
about the soil, weather or anything else.
A local school planted a type of cypress, I think (I'll look it up) and in 5
years they made a 20' tall just about solid hedge.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert Walton" <waltonrp at gmail.com>
>I guess you'd call it hedge rows. Here's what I'm thinking, maybe you
> can help me think this through:
> I've got a big hayfield in the front of my property. Maybe it's 5-6
> acres or so. I've run a temporary fence over an care of it for the
> cows. It's a straight line between me and the neighbor, maybe 500 -
> 600 feet. No trees in the field, except on one side. My problem with
> dividing this up into pasture is the lack of trees except on one side.
> I can't fence cows out in the sun. If I use the trees on the one side,
> it would make some really long, narrow pastures.
> So today I was thinking about when I put up field fence between my
> field and the neighbor, to put the fence in a little and plant a line
> of trees up that side. It's the south side, so the shade would be in
> the right place for animals.
> The other idea would be to just fence off some oasis(es), and plant
> trees there so that each division would have some treed area for
> I've got some black locust trees to transplant here, what other trees
> would be fast growing and livestock safe? I can, of course, throw in
> some acorns, but me and the cows might be dead before we sit in that
> Rob - Va
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