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The Best Types of Trees for Fence Lines

The Best Types of Trees for Fence Lines

Some trees are better suited for fence lines than others.

If you’re looking for a way to update and improve your property, trees are a great bet. Trees offer so many benefits to the world in general but also to the specific ecosystem of your property. As a homeowner, planting new trees around your property can be a great way to cut utility costs by shading the home in summer or to simply improve curb appeal. Trees are also a good solution if you want to increase your privacy without compromising your landscaping. Some trees are better suited for a fence line than others, however. Let’s look at several trees that you should consider for your fence line.

Eastern Redcedar

Mature Eastern Redcedar can reach 40-50 ft in height with an 8-20 foot spread. This tree grows well in zones 2-9 and prefers full sun. It is drought-, heat-, and cold-resistant and tolerant of a wide range of soil types. This tree is also tolerant of salt, making it a good choice for a fence line near roads (which might get a lot of salt spray during the winter months).

Norway Spruce

The Norway Spruce grows in zones 3-7, reaching 40-60 feet tall with a 25-30 foot spread. The profile of this tree is triangular, with dark green needles making it the perfect choice for people who love classic evergreen looks. It requires full sun and will help you attract wildlife, like songbirds.

Rocky Mountain Juniper

Though Rocky Mountain Juniper is native to western North America, it grows in zones 4-9, which includes our area. The beautiful foliage of this tree is green to blue-green and it will tolerate partial shade (though it prefers full sun). A mature tree will typically be between 20-30 feet tall, with an 8-12 foot spread. These trees make excellent windbreaks.

Italian Cypress

The Italian Cypress is another blue-green beauty. This evergreen grows in zones 7-10 and prefers full sun. Once the tree is established, it is drought-tolerant – in fact, it prefers dry conditions and too much rain or humidity could be an issue.

Colorado Blue Spruce

The Colorado Blue Spruce has silvery blue-green foliage and is one of the most popular evergreens. It adapts to most soil conditions and grows well in full sun. The Colorado Blue Spruce withstands winds better than most spruce species making it a good choice for a windbreak, if you really want a spruce. It is also a good choice for a privacy screen. This tree grows in zones 2-7 and typically matures at 50-75 feet tall with a 10-20 foot spread.

Arborvitae Thuja

The American arborvitae tree grows in zones 3-7, prefers full sun, and can grow as tall as 40 to 60 feet high with a 10 to 15-foot spread. The closely packed and overlapping foliage makes it ideal for a wind break or privacy screen. The beauty of this tree comes with the change in seasons, when the foliage goes from bright green in the summer to rich green in the winter.

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