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Post Border trees
I am after some suggestions on what trees to plant around the border of our property, we want something that is hardy, fast growing and evergreen, something that gives privacy isnt poisionous to livestock. I would love to hear what other GBYers on properties have planted around their fence lines, and what has worked and what hasn't.


Wed Dec 15, 2010 12:54 pm
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Grevilleas work really well they grow quickly and tend not to be too attractive to livestock. They have the bonus of being native & not needing much in the way of water!

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I intend planting an electric fence :) It does have some privacy issues though


Wed Dec 15, 2010 3:29 pm
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Calistamon - another Aussie fav.

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lillypillies, fast growing, can be easily grown from a cutting as well ( good strike rate) and comes in varying sizes bush through to 6 metre trees.

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Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:24 pm
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We have planted Leighton Greens and they grow very fast. They have doubled from last year when we planted them. It will take about 5 years before we get the wind block we are after.

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Thu Dec 16, 2010 4:58 am
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Gizzy wrote:
I intend planting an electric fence :) It does have some privacy issues though

:lol:

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Post Re: Border trees
for those after an alternative to Leightons, the Blue Gum is an excellent choice. We got some very nice ones for our place from Gundaroo Pines. These things practically grown before your eyes.


Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:18 am
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Post Re: Border trees
I tried to grow feijoas as a border hedge but we don't get enough sun in that spot. They do make great hedges though if you can grow them - attractive, fast growing and productive.


Thu Dec 16, 2010 9:07 am
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Post Re: Border trees
don't grow photinias.
my neighbour has them on her side of our border fence.
we call them blow fly trees, birds roost in them at night and poop, they give us all hayfeaver when flowering.

on the upside, because they stink, you can't smell the chooks/ducks. :lol:

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