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What can I do to block a 2 story building that is being built right behind my house?

We just moved into this new neighborhood 10 months ago. Behind us was commercial property with a few 1 story buildings that we could not visibly see from the ground. 4 months into living here, a contractor started breaking ground for what is now going to be a huge 2 story warehouse with the loading dock right at our back fence. The building is set so far back from their road, that their back wall is about 15 feet from our fence! it's unbelievable how close it is. I blocks about 75% of our view from our patio and is almost taller than the power lines that run across the back of the community. I have a 15 foot utility easement to make things worse. That's half of my yard! Any ideas of what i could build or plant to help block this horrible view?

Asked By: jeepchickie77 - 9/15/2007
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Obviously a fence would be impractical and cost prohibitive. But a natural fence, now there's another idea. Pine trees were suggested, and for the most part, that's not a bad choice, but they don't grow too fast, and could potentially take up more of your yard because of the spread when mature... More
Answered By: danmancc - 9/15/2007
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Plant a bunch of pine trees. They are providing a very effective fence on 2 sides of my property right now. After the pine trees grow tall and you can see underneath them, plant some bushes in front of them. Then you will see a wall of green instead of the building. It will take a few years to get to the height... More
Answered By: Gypsy Girl - 9/15/2007
 
i wouldn't suggest pine trees (they drop sap, pine cones and pine needles) but maybe another deciduous tree. oak or maple. depends on where you live. bamboo is a fast growing, tall plant that will help.
Answered By: redgator40 - 9/15/2007
 
I agree with the gentlemen. Planting poplar might do it for you. They grow fast and will provide a nice shady area. But, caution if you are allergic to pollen. This tree is not for you. They give out a light puffy seed .(almost like dandelions). Tough on the allergies.
Answered By: lakesider - 9/15/2007
 
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