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

    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
    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

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