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Trees for Problem Landscape Sites — Screening


430-025 (HORT-117P)

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Bonnie Appleton, Extension Specialist; Elizabeth Baine, Graduate Student, Hampton Roads AREC; Roger Harris, Kathy Sevebeck, Dawn Alleman, Lynnette Swanson, Editorial Contributors, Virginia Tech Dept. of Horticulture, Virginia Tech College of Natural Resources, Norfolk VCE, Chesapeake VCE; Reviewed by David Close, Consumer Horticulture and Master Gardener Specialist, Horticulture, Virginia Tech 

    Cover, Trees for Problem Landscape Sites — Screening

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Using trees as living screens can easily enhance living and working spaces. Before selecting trees for screening, first determine the screen’s purpose, whether functional or environmental. Screening can be used to define an area, modify or hide a view, create privacy, block wind, dust, salt and snow, control noise, filter light, and direct traffic flow.


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Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Interim Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.


April 9, 2015