Soundproof trees in shady area

tfidasAugust 4, 2008

I am look for trees that are useful for noise reduction. They must be able to grow in a shady area. I have looked into Leyland Cypress trees due to the fact that they grow quickly.

Any help would be appreciated.

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foghorn1

There really aren't any trees that are "sound proof". What I would suggest is a Cedar hedge, but to increase the sound proofing, consider building up a berm of soil before planting, especialy if it is direct noise (car traffic).
Build a soil berm as high as possible, then plant two offset rows of Cedar hedging. It may take some time to fill in, but this may be your best bet.

    Bookmark   March 21, 2009 at 4:43PM
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plantdabbler

Maybe look into the possibility of bamboo! I know it has a noise reducing quality and it provides a nice rustling effect that some find relaxing while others find annoying. Just beware of how invasive some types can be.

    Bookmark   July 20, 2009 at 5:47PM
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