Fast growing deciduous trees

Anne McGeough asked 9 years ago
I want to plant fast growing deciduous trees to act as screen and wind break but dont want roots to damage old barn that is 5.0 metres away. Can you recommend suitable trees?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
At five metres, there is no danger from the general run of smallish garden trees, such as birch and hornbeam, hawthorn, hazel and grey willow, but not the big forest rees such as beech, ash, oak or lime.

Willow if the ground is wet, hornbeam if it is heavy and the others if well-drained.