Fir tree replacement?
Fir trees were planted on our property 30-ish years ago, in perfectly straight lines, so close together that there’s a lot of dead wood for easily the first 50’ because of lack of sun. Sadly, we are talking about removing about 15 of them, because the first line is pushing up our driveway, and the row behind them is completely dead for the first 50’ because of the internal shade. We’ve also been told that if we remove the first row and leave the second, the “tree stand” will be gone and the second row will be very susceptible to death by wind. Based on their growth patterns, they’d most likely land on our neighbors’ barn. My question is, what’s an evergreen, native tree to our area that’s recommended? They’ll get some sun, but not direct all day until they get taller than our house. Ideally the trees would be 30-50’ at maturity.
Clackamas County Oregon forestry