Trees For View To Block Ugly New House - Knowledgebase Question

Gilroy, CA
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Question by gilroyknuts
October 25, 2002
I am looking to plant possibly a row of trees between my
fence and swimming pool (The fence is 5 feet from the pool,
not much room) The width I'm needing to span is 30'-40' and
would like the trees to grow around 25'-45'.

I was thinking of plantiing Italian cypress close together
hoping they might help block the house that is right next to my fence.

Maintenace is an issue especially w/ the pool.

Any suggestions or warnings for this issue would be appreciated.

Thank You,

Answer from NGA
October 25, 2002
Italian cypress would be suitable plants for the area you describe. They're reasonably litter-free and will grow tall enough to provide a privacy screen with growing too wide for the planting area. A second suggestion is a row of Thuja (arborvitae). These plants have a tall, narrow growth habit and are relatively maintenance free. Best wishes with your privacy screen!

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