Noise Screening

LInda Gilroy asked 12 years ago

I have a neighbour who constantly goes around his yard on a motorbike. We are situated below a hill and is is situated on the hill. My mother owns land beside my house and there are four large beech trees. Someone was sugesting to try put up some noise/wind barrier from tree to esb pole and they reckon the noise would bounce of the barrier. What do you think, Would this be correct? We were going to plant evergreen but the Reps scheme my mother is involved in wont allow this.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
A belt of trees, either broadleaved or deciduous will help to reduce noise. The depth of the shelter is important and the distance to the source of noise. Evergreens are more effective. It should be possible to plant holly and pine as part of REPS.