Recommend sound barrier trees or shrubs

Discussion in 'Beginners Goat Raising' started by linda bingham, Jan 26, 2021.

  1. linda bingham

    linda bingham New Member

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    Oct 1, 2020
    fairfield, ia
    Just found out arborvitae is not good for goats. Just bought a farm and setting up. Please any suggestions to create a sound wall or privacy wall that is super fast growing. Thanks.
     
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  2. NigerianNewbie

    NigerianNewbie Well-Known Member

    Jun 5, 2018
    Central NC
    Cypress Trees They grow wide and tall and are an evergreen.
     

  3. MellonFriend

    MellonFriend Well-Known Member

    Yep, I agree Leyland Cypress is great.
     
  4. Moers kiko boars

    Moers kiko boars Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2018
    Oklahoma
    Princess trees are fast growing invasive and 25% protein for goats. When you trim them in late summer. Let them dry..cut into small pieces..add a handful to your feed in winter.
     
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  5. NigerianNewbie

    NigerianNewbie Well-Known Member

    Jun 5, 2018
    Central NC
    The goats here get cuttings sometimes during the winter, they find them tasty, bark and all.
     
  6. goatblessings

    goatblessings Fair-Haven Supporting Member

    Jan 5, 2015
    Southwest Ohio
    Pine. Grow super fast and are good for cuttings for rumen
     
  7. Calistar

    Calistar Well-Known Member

    I really like pacific wax myrtle (myrica californica) as a quick-growing hedge. But I'm in California and it's native here.
     
  8. alwaystj9

    alwaystj9 Well-Known Member

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    Apr 10, 2019
    Zachary, Louisiana
    Russian Olive, it worked very well as a windbreak barrier when I lived in Colorado.