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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 01-02-2018, 03:13 PM Thread Starter
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What type of pine/spruce/fur/christmas tree grows the quickest and keeps its branches towards the base? Looking to get some seedlings to plane in an semi open area to create cover for the wildlife.

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Try the blue spruce trees ,they grow rather quickly. you can get some at Lowes their about 1 ft in height ,reasonably priced
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white pine and norway spruce
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post #4 of 28 (permalink) Old 01-04-2018, 08:41 AM
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Norway and White Spruce will keep their lower limbs as they mature.

White pines will self-prune the lower branches as they get shaded out down the road.

I have had deer heavily browse (winter time) on both white pine and Norway Spruce....I am looking to switch my evergreen plantings over to red cedars so I don't have to cage them for survival.
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O are you not worried about cedar apple rust?
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Norways will make you the best cover the quickest. They will put on up to 3 feet of growth a year once they get established and going.....................so long as you can keep the white pine weevils off of the terminal shoot. Lower limbs will stay low for years and years if the trees are not too closely spaced.

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I would stay away from blue spruce at this point. There is a disease from China that is killing them all. We lost a field of 2000 trees this year.

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O are you not worried about cedar apple rust?
BG - it is a concern, but we already have some existing cedars on the property. I am not sure how close in proximity a cedar tree must be to cause issues.....but the cedars for bedding and cover will be going in a different area from our apples trees. Do you know how much distance is required to safe from CAR?
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Norway spruce white spruce & blue spruce, excellent ground cover.
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http://pods.dasnr.okstate.edu/docush...PP-7611web.pdf

Control is most readily accomplished by removing either host from the vicinity of the other. The prevailing winds will affect the distance the hosts need to be kept apart to prevent disease development. In Oklahoma, cedar trees to the north or northwest of apple trees will need to be no more than one-fourth of a mile away to prevent an appreciable amount of rust spores from reaching either host. However, if the cedar trees are located to the south or southwest of apple trees, the distance would need to be one mile or more.
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