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Soundproof trees in shady area

Posted by tfidas Quebec (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 4, 08 at 10:56

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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RE: Soundproof trees in shady area

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.

RE: Soundproof trees in shady area

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.

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