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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

Reply from ELAINE HUTSON

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

Reply from Andrew Cope

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