Buffer zone

Asked January 14, 2016, 2:50 PM EST

We live out in the country and are going to have our Co. Rd. widen this spring, which will take 80 % of our trees lining the road .At this time the trees consist mostly of Evergreens ,Oak ,and Birch and smaller shrubs ,We would like to establish a new buffer zone this spring. .What kind of Evergreen do you recommend ,we do have Black Hill Spruce along our driveway app. 35 yrs. old and have a number of these seedling growing in a nearby area ,we would like to use them along with a different kind of Evergreen ,Please let us know what is recommended for Kandiyohi County. We are also thinking Red Dogwood could be used in between . Thank You Hanne /Pat Williams

Kandiyohi County Minnesota

1 Response

Red twig dogwood is a very nice fill plant, however, to keep it red you will need to prune out approximately 1/3 each year otherwise it will turn grey. For evergreen choices go to http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/trees-shrubs/choosing-landscape-evergreens/#some-to-...