About a year ago, we found out that there was going to be a house built out in our front yard. (Well, not really our front yard. More like 100 yards in front of us–but there’s nothing in between us, so it’s a fairly big change to our view.) Anyway, it’s built now, and it’s a very nice house and all, but . . . I’d really rather be looking at something else. Yes, it could have been a trailer or something, but as long as I have all that space between us, it seems like a darn shame not to put something there that (within a few years) will be nice and big and bushy and obstruct most of the house from view.
That’s where you come in, hopefully.
Denisa and I went off to look at some tree candidates on Monday, and we have a few in mind. Allow me to run down the potential candidates.
- White Pine–Native to Maine. It grows about a foot a year and can get really bushy really fast. However, once it gets beyond a certain height, it seems like it might start thinning out some–isn’t quite as good of a screen.
- Norwegian Fir–Bristly and not as fast growing. Can be really dense though, and stays dense throughout its life.
- Balsam Fir–Native to Maine. It doesn’t grow all that fast, and it doesn’t get too bushy. Not bristly, but gorgeous once it’s nice and big. I like the look of this tree the most once it’s mature–the trick is all the years it will take to get it there.