Asked January 23, 2022, 5:33 PM EST
Hello, I am interested in planting a line of evergreen trees along the road in front of my house, which is approximately 250 feet long (see attached). The area would receive mostly full sun and my soil seems to be a pretty thick clay, though along the road there is a drainage ditch which helps prevent the area I'm planning to plant from flooding too much. I would prefer faster growing trees, but it's not a deal-breaker.
I am planning to plant the trees ~50 feet back from the road centerline to be in accordance with zoning, keep a safe distance from power lines, and to hopefully minimize the exposure to road salt. I would like to plant a few different varieties of evergreens in a staggered pattern and am hoping for some advice on the best combinations of trees to plant. Right now, the main trees I am considering are:
1. Norway Spruce
2. Green Giant Arborvitae
3. Eastern Red Cedar
Others I have considered but am not sure how well they'd fare include: Eastern White Pine (seem sensitive to road salt?), Canadian Hemlock (need partial-full shade?), and Colorado Blue Spruce (disease prone in this area?).
Any advice you have for the best options would be much appreciated. I've roughly figured out planting distances based on spread, but any more detailed information on planting (distance, season, mulching, watering, etc.) would be much appreciated.
Brown County Ohio