Cheshire, United Kingdom
I have just had to have 27 60ft leylandii trees removed because of damage to house foundations. Although I live in the country they were a welcome screen from neighbours field which he uses as a scrap yard. Any suggestions please as to which trees and shrubs I could plant in their place which are fast growing but NOT with damaging root systems. I am assuming the soil left by the leylandii will be acid.
Thank you all for your comments/suggestions regarding the above - to answer questions: the trees removed were about 12 ft from the house and the soil is clay. I looked on the internet regarding acid loving trees and 'sweet gum' was mentioned. Does anyone have an opinion or knowledge of such a tree?
- 1 Feb, 2011