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Alana starts with ...
I’m looking at planting a row of about 30 trees along the front of our property to try block some wind from our home. Does anyone have a recommendation for a wind tolerant, evergreen tree that doesn’t need much watering and can handle the odd frost? Willing to plant numerous staggered rows of trees if others think this will work? Thanks :)
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Alana
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30th January 2019 12:38pm
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Linda says...
What about the "e;goodbye neighbour version of a Lilly Pilly - fast growing. Apart form the evergreen part - Liquid amber are REALLY tough - they survive in my crap acid , shallow top soil in Sydney.
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CANOELANDS,2157,NSW
9th February 2019 11:40am
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Alana says...
Hi Linda, thankyou for the recommendations. I really appreciate it. We were thinking about the ‘goodbye neighbour’... will check it out.
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11th February 2019 8:09am
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brad16 says...
Hi Alana,

The scale I have in mind is large (min 15 m deep), but obviously not everyone has lots of space for a windbreak. It consists of a number of different trees (the main ones could be):

Bunya (Araucaria bidwilli)
Brown/Plum Pine (Podocarpus elatus)
Bottle Brush (Callistemon sp.)

Interplanted with others, I think they would be very effective wind diffusers while also being well adapted to zero maintenance and dry periods once established.

The main draw backs that come to mind at the moment are:

Bunya:
1. Drop huge cones from great heights. AVOID THE AREA WHEN IN SEASON.
2. Leaves are pointed and prickly. Doing a 1:00 am naked dash through them as a party trick would be very uncomfortable.

Bottle Brush:
1. May be considered 'scruffy' looking if they aren't fussed over for aesthetics. But I guess that can be subjective.

The tough thing with windbreaks is, how much space and time can you give it? The more invested, the more effective.

Have you seen the following link?

https://www.wariapendi.com.au/hints-tips/creating-sustainable-windbreaks

They sum up the design pretty well and even give some estimates for how effective it will be and how many trees per 100 m. I have a slightly different vision for their layout, but using their designs, the Bunya and Podocarpus would be the blue triangles (large trees), Callistemon and Lilly Pillies could be red crosses (medium trees), some Lilly Pillies could also be green pluses (small trees) depending on variety, and purple circles (shrubs) I'll leave open for suggestions.
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12th February 2019 4:28am
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