Please recommend fast growing trees

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Pennyfarthing
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Please recommend fast growing trees

Post by Pennyfarthing » Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:23 am

A beautiful tree has been felled just outside our garden. It has left a yawning, horrible space and we are sorry for the birds and wildlife as well as ourselves as we have enjoyed it for over 25 years.

We want to plant a tree there and possibly one further along our garden to replace it but we need very fast growing ones.
I don't think we want conifers or willows but other than that we are open to suggestions. Thank you.

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Re: Please recommend fast growing trees

Post by APC » Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:20 pm

How much space is there?

What would it be replacing?

Who does the land belong to?

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Re: Please recommend fast growing trees

Post by Pennyfarthing » Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:04 pm

[quote="APC"]How much space is there?

What would it be replacing?

Who does the land belong to?[/quote]

I would be planting it on my own land.

It wouldn't be replacing anything on my land but a horse chestnut was the tree felled outside my property.

I actually cried when I saw it come down. :cry:

Thanks for replying.

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Re: Please recommend fast growing trees

Post by SJC14 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:04 pm

Eucalyptus is the fastest growing tree in the UK. Can easily grow from seed to 12ft in 18 months.

Paulownia is will also grow fast but takes 3 years or more.

Native Rowan will grow to 8-14ft in 3 years.

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Re: Please recommend fast growing trees

Post by stufe35 » Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:48 am

My thoughts:

Why not plant another horse chestnut ? Ok not really fast growing but you could buy a good sized one, say already 8ft tall. They are a beautiful tree and you leave a great legacy for all the children who subsequently grow up in your area.

We spent hours as kids searching out conkers.

We planted a hedge we wanted to grow quickly and mulched it around the base with farm yard manure on a regular basis. It has grown far faster than any other sections of hedge on our property. So apply farm yard manure to the base of whatever you decide to plant and you will see an accelerated rate of growth.

I believe you should see a growth rate of at least 2ft per year for a manured horse chestnut...that soon adds up.

You will always find the first season is slower as the tree establishes itself.

cheers

stu

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Re: Please recommend fast growing trees

Post by APC » Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:29 pm

Have you asked the landowner whether they will replant or allow you to do so?

I would avoid planting any of the above in most situations. But, it's really difficult to recommend a tree when we know nothing of the site.

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