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aniko2001
Mar 5, 2018 8:04 AM CST
Dear All,

We live in Germany where we get proper 4 seasons. We have a small garden in front of our house on the north side. It doesn't get much sun. We would like to plant a tree in the front garden which could provide us with some privacy (we would like to place the tree in front of our dining room window). We don't need the tree to grow very tall.
I am looking for some recommendations for shade loving trees with spreading crown.

Thank you in advance!
Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Mar 5, 2018 8:31 AM CST
I'd be thinking understory trees, like redbud or dogwood.... Or even honey locust.
Not sure what trees you have native to your area, but any of those would probably be better or more appropriate than American trees.
Minnesota (Zone 3b)
RpR
Mar 5, 2018 9:54 AM CST
What trees are available in Germany?
I know you have different types of trees we have over here but while some are similar in habits, some are different, i.e. bigger, smaller, quicker, slower in growth.
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Mar 5, 2018 2:49 PM CST
I figure you want an evergreen.
Not knowing how cold you get. You could check into a Laurie Bay tree.
Also, a gingko tree. To see, if there suited for your climate.
Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.
Name: Deb
Pacific NW (Zone 8b)
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Bonehead
Mar 5, 2018 2:53 PM CST
This site might be helpful: https://urnabios.com/best-tree...
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
Minnesota (Zone 3b)
RpR
Mar 5, 2018 3:12 PM CST
Bonehead said:This site might be helpful: https://urnabios.com/best-tree...

LOL, did you check what a bios urn was? Whistling

Name: Deb
Pacific NW (Zone 8b)
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Bonehead
Mar 5, 2018 3:18 PM CST
No, I didn't, was just looking at the recommended trees. Ha ha. Not a bad way to go I guess. I've always told my kids to just leave me out back for the coyotes, but I think that is somehow illegal.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
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Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Mar 7, 2018 3:06 PM CST
Bonehead said: I've always told my kids to just leave me out back for the coyotes, but I think that is somehow illegal.


Maybe they can take your corpse to be composted.
https://www.wired.com/2016/10/...

sky burial is a thing
https://www.atlasobscura.com/a...

... and... there's always that body farm in Tennessee.



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