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Permaculturey Tall Screen Plants

Sarah S.
FlyingOlive
Portland, OR
Post #: 1
Just found out that my back-yard neighbors sold off half of their lot to a big developer. I'm going to have a 3-story house staring into my formerly 100% private yard (ugh).

Right now there is a 12'-ish laurel hedge along the soon-to-be-invaded area... I'd like something taller fast.

Any suggestions from the permaculture crowd? Deciduous is acceptable, but I'm planning to spend some real money to get something that will fill out within the next year or two... timber bamboo? fruit or nuts? I've heard birch is good, but does that have any benefit to a system?

Thanks in advance !
Jane B.
user 37525652
Portland, OR
Post #: 8
I don't have any suggestions but birches are under attack from the birch borer beatle so not a very good idea, I think. Red alders are native, fast growers, grow to 75 feet and are true butterfly trees. I'm looking into one for my yard but don't have any experience with them yet. Good luck!

Jane
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