Living Fence Trees

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Perfect Trees to Create Living Fences With


Fences are essential components of your home. They define property boundaries and help you separate production zones such as pasture, garden, and orchard. Fences provide security and privacy from intruders and animals. They help confine and protect your livestock from predators. Also, they guard your crops against animal allies as well as wild raiders. 

If you are considering shrubs and trees as living fences for your home, choosing white pine trees over other plants can prove to be an excellent option. Live fences will look beautiful, and they provide the much-needed peace of mind. The following trees can help you make beautiful living fences. 

White Pine Trees Creates Perfect Living Fences

The white pine trees are a perfect selection for your fence. Their height is between 50 to 80 feet, and they are 20-40 feet wide. This means that they need a lot of space to grow. However, if well maintained, they can lead to a perfect living fence. You can find them in columnar varieties that grow to a maximum of 14 feet in width and 20 feet in height. These features make them suitable as screens. They grow faster than other trees such as spruce pine trees. Their soft and billowy texture makes them excellent for your living fences. 

Spruce Pine Trees  For Living Fences

If you are considering a living fence over other types of barriers, spruce pine trees are your excellent options. The primary benefits of these types of trees are that they can grow to be broad and tall, which makes them perfect for protecting your home and yard from wild animals and prying eyes from your neighbors. They have an attractive appearance compared to other tall loblolly pine trees and vinyl fences bordering your current property. 

Loblolly Pine Trees 

The Loblolly pine trees are softwood tree species. They are adaptable to many growing conditions and different types of soil including loam soils. Large columnar trunks usually distinguish this type of trees with pale green needles. Since their growth rate is high, they are suitable for living fences. They also provide a quick screen in most landscapes, they grow quickly, and they are drought tolerant. 

Southern Yellow Pine Trees 

The southern yellow pine trees are also known as Longleaf pines since they have long needles that are usually used as Christmas decorations. Young southern yellow pine trees go through various stages including the long grass stage. They remain at the ground level with no trunks until the long taproot fully develops. The yellow pine trees produce many branches which makes it a perfect option for your living fence.