Shelter belt non shed

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  1. John kverneland

    John kverneland Well-Known Member

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    Currently have a sheltering grove around the farm, Sitka spruce that has grown up and no longer provides shelter. I was thinking of cutting them and selling for fire wood. They are a pain for blocking gutters and shutes. Any ideas for a fast growing non shed variety? Cheers..
     
  2. nashmach

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    Laurel? Beech??
     
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    Stupid question perhaps but do you need the shelter?
     
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    John kverneland Well-Known Member

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    Ya we wouldn't have planted it if we didn't need it!! I was thinking of noble fir but very slow growing..
     
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    If you need a shelter belt, wont chopping the spruce to the ground leave you very exposed for years.
    Would topping them be an idea, and maybe plant a hedge in front of them
     
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  6. muckymanor

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    Laurel is the cleanest shelter belt. Doesn't lose leaves and doesn't bring a green scum around the place
     
  7. Paw

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    Poison to livestock though.
     
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    I never knew that! We have it around a slatted shed - but they don't get to eat it.
     
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    Wasn't that just for sheep :undecided::confused3:
     
  10. Paw

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    Not that I'm aware of.
     
  11. nashmach

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    You are right! :scared:
     

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