Favorite non deciduous trees
I am looking for some non deciduous trees. I have a couple of oak trees and a camphor tree in my front yard so I already have plenty of raking to do.
In my backyard I have at least 7 norfolk pine providing me a little shade and some privacy from my neighbors. (I didn't plant these the previous owners did.)
Anyways, it appears that they are slowly dying from the ground up. I do not know what has caused this- if it is from all the crazy weather or disease.
Even though these are not my favorite trees they have served their purpose by providing some privacy. And now that they seem to be dying, I am trying to figure out what to replace them with. Unfortunatley, whatever tree I plant, it is going to take YEARS to get them to a reasonable size.
I am not looking for a thick hedge, but more of a filter so that I am not staring directly at my neighbors house.
One of my favorite trees are crape myrtles but they look dead for a few months out of the year and I would rather have something I don't have to rake up after every spring. I already do enough of that.