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#7158470 - 05/02/18 11:49 PM Screen Trees WHATTT
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So I started Doing a little research. I have A 2 acre food plot that is about 75 yards from a private road. I dont Want the neighbors to see what I'm planting or see that I have Made a great place for the deer to come. I always come to you guys when I need Real advice. I want To plant trees or shrubs to block out the road from the food plot also so the deer will feel more secluded. The road actually sits a little below the plot so anything 6-10 foot tall would be perfectly fine. Key is, I'm looking for cheap and FAST GROWING. I'm in north Texas, wise county to be precise. What have you guys used in the past for this and what would be good for this area in north Texas. Thank you in advance and please feel free to recommend a source for getting the trees or shrubs

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#7158471 - 05/02/18 11:51 PM Re: Screen Trees WHATTT [Re: sunsetroosters]
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bamboo would work, but its invasive
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#7158506 - 05/03/18 05:48 AM Re: Screen Trees WHATTT [Re: sunsetroosters]
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Red Tip Photinia. They can be found pretty cheap, usually around $20 for a 3 gallon plant. They grow big, very dense, and pretty fast. They would likely be 5-6 feet tal within 2 years with proper watering.

Another great shrub is the Texas Lilac aka Chaste Tree. Again, they run the same price as the red tips, grow very fast and dense but unlike the red tips, they will drop their leaves during the winter.

You may also look at a Holly. They will stay green year around, but they arenít the fastest growing, would take around 4-6 years for them to reach 6 feet and fill in thick.
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#7158644 - 05/03/18 08:21 AM Re: Screen Trees WHATTT [Re: sunsetroosters]
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For something quick you could plant a grass that gets that tall and is very dense. It would do cover this year with good rain. I would look at Blue Panic Grass, Indian Grass, etc and even grazer type grasses like Red Top Cane, Sudan Grass, Hybrid Hegari are some that get very tall and thick. You could also plant trees in growth cages or rings to grow into the space over time. You need to plant trees or shrubs that deer will not eat also or you will have to protect them to get anything established.
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#7158646 - 05/03/18 08:23 AM Re: Screen Trees WHATTT [Re: sunsetroosters]
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Dwarf Texas Sage. No watering, no maintenance, grows tall, wide and dense. They're around my house in Wise County. They bloom after rain too. Hummingbirds like them. Plant one gallon shrubs six feet apart and jump back.
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#7158673 - 05/03/18 08:45 AM Re: Screen Trees WHATTT [Re: sunsetroosters]
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Let the greenbriar get thick along that road, cedars would make a great barrier but do you really want them. Native plums would also grow well up there and maybe have enough thorns to keep wandering legs and eyes out of your place.

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#7159798 - 05/04/18 07:06 AM Re: Screen Trees WHATTT [Re: BigPig]
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Originally Posted By: BigPig
Red Tip Photinia. They can be found pretty cheap, usually around $20 for a 3 gallon plant. They grow big, very dense, and pretty fast. They would likely be 5-6 feet tal within 2 years with proper watering.

Another great shrub is the Texas Lilac aka Chaste Tree. Again, they run the same price as the red tips, grow very fast and dense but unlike the red tips, they will drop their leaves during the winter.

You may also look at a Holly. They will stay green year around, but they arenít the fastest growing, would take around 4-6 years for them to reach 6 feet and fill in thick.
the texas lilac, is very invasive, does grow fast and very dense, but like said above looses leaves
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#7159883 - 05/04/18 08:18 AM Re: Screen Trees WHATTT [Re: sunsetroosters]
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The Sage is evergreen. Keeps its leaves year round.
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#7160241 - 05/04/18 12:46 PM Re: Screen Trees WHATTT [Re: Cast]
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I second the native plums. Fast growing, little to no maintenance, drought tolerant. Look around the highway right of ways and strip malls; you will find that they plant them there and then they forget about them. I think they'd provide forage too. Plus, they make awesome jelly and jam.
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#7160339 - 05/04/18 02:15 PM Re: Screen Trees WHATTT [Re: sunsetroosters]
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Pampas Grass is $3 to $5 a plant from what I saw on a quick google search. I hate these plants, but they will do exactly what you want.

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#7160357 - 05/04/18 02:32 PM Re: Screen Trees WHATTT [Re: BMag]
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Originally Posted By: BMag
Pampas Grass is $3 to $5 a plant from what I saw on a quick google search. I hate these plants, but they will do exactly what you want.


Yeah that stuff does great, especially if they get a good amount of water....which I guess you can say about most plants.

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#7160424 - 05/04/18 03:33 PM Re: Screen Trees WHATTT [Re: sunsetroosters]
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Several rows of corn for quick

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#7161048 - 05/05/18 09:25 AM Re: Screen Trees WHATTT [Re: sunsetroosters]
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I'm thinking the Mexican plums with Texas sage understory. Sage needs sun, so southern exposure is best.
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#7161056 - 05/05/18 09:32 AM Re: Screen Trees WHATTT [Re: sunsetroosters]
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Sage will grow to 6-8 feet tall, wide and deep. We trim ours back severely every couple years. You canít kill it.
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#7161233 - 05/05/18 02:25 PM Re: Screen Trees WHATTT [Re: sunsetroosters]
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Plant some Kudzu it will block it out in a couple months
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