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I am hopefully buying a house with 1 acre of land it has not been looked after, and there is no fence as such, what are your thoughts on what I should do, (1) put in fence panels or (2) use some form of hedge/ tree, I would want the trees to have minimum damage from roots etc when close to the house. Your recommendations would be most helpful

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  • Posted: Tue. 9th October 2012 14:09

Re: fence or hedge


Depends how far the hedge is going to be from your house, what plants you select, if it is native shrubbery and trees or a mixture of natives and non-natives. If you are considering trees, look at the eventual height and plan to put them that distance away from the house, the recommended distance is 15-20 feet, I'd plan for at least 25 ft. Shrubs don't need that much of a distance. I hope that helps with the decision process.

  • Posted: Wed. 10th October 2012 01:12

Re: Re: fence or hedge

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Thank you Elaine for your advice as you would expect some of the boundary is close to the house, so careful thought is a must.

  • Posted: Wed. 10th October 2012 09:09