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    Trees

    Hi, just putting in a pool and am looking for some tall trees for privacy. Of course I would prefer they be trees that are not too messy.
    I will be using Blue Spruces and White Pines but looking for something other than evergreens. I am in Toronto, Ontario. Any suggestions?

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    Arborvites are nice. Green giant thygers
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    I am also from the Toronto area (Burlington) and am also looking into this as well. My property line is fairly close to my neighbours and am looking for something that grows bout 20' and provides privacy.

    Pool builder suggested a row of Ivory Silk Lilacs, but I'm afraid when they flower the petals will make a mess of the pool. Let me know what you decide on.
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    I have a lilac bush now and they grow wide, they only provide privacy spring and summer then look stragilly off season with no privacy. Arborvites grow tall and thin and dtay green all year
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    We have 2 old, huge white pines near our pool. The amount of pine needles they drop in and around the pool is staggering. I second the arbor vitae, we have these too around the pool, nice privacy, very little debris.

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    Agreed on White Pine, I wouldnt use them, they grow into massive trees and drop an immense amount of needles.
    Cedar is a great choice, they can be trimmed to be kept small and they feep their foliage all the way up for better privacy.
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    If you are looking for deciduous trees, pin oaks tend to hang onto their leaves until well after pools are closed and they grow fairly quickly.
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    We are in Burlington, and just had our pool finished this spring. We put two Ornamental Pear trees in our yard. They are columnar trees, and will grow mostly upright, and don't spread too much (pruning can also help this). Our pool builder suggested these along with two nurseries we visited. They look great, and yes, you will have some flowering in the spring, but all of the flowers were picked up by the skimmer and we just had to empty the basket a bit more often for a week or two.

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    Any palm tree pictures out there?!!
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    The scourge of my pool area are 5 large American pines. The needles are absolutely horrible. I'll be looking to rid myself of this curse next season and continue to use Emerald Green Arborvitaes.
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    I dont know if they grow well in Canada but, I have pampas grass that grows about 12' tall and looks cool. Cedar trees and arborvitaes would be a good choice, pencil holly, Boston pear. Mixing it up with different plants looks good too.
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    Any pictures to share anyone?
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    A privacy tree here is Leyland Cypress. Evergreen, doesn't drop needles like long-needle pines and tops out at 30ish feet. I don't know if they will grow in Canada though.
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    Thanks for the advice. Based on this discussion and multiple discussions with a variety of nurseries we ended up using a mix of Pyramidal English Oak, Japanese Ivory Lilac, Pear trees and blue spruce. We'll see this fall how it all works...

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    Another vote for Arborvitaes. Evergreen and a "clean" plant to have near a pool.
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    I have Arborvites around my pool and the only problem we have is birds in the Spring who use the bushes for their nests. These black birds called Grackles will take the poop from their babies and carry it away from the nest so predators don't find the nest. Unfortunately, they look for water to drop the doo doo in..... My husband got a Hawk kite and hangs that in the yard to try and keep the birds out of our yard. Here is a pic of our Arborvitie....
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    [attachment=0:s1qxfn0x]IMG_20130529_073308 (640x480).jpg[/attachment:s1qxfn0x]Here is another pic from a different view...........
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    Very nice pool and tree line!! Thx for sharing
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