trees and the plinking range ??????????

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  1. popsheep

    popsheep Lee Marvin & the Shadows

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    we want to build a enclosed zeroing range at MAd FOR OUR MEMBERS AND GUESTS ,
    I;m thinking 12feet wide 65yrds long enclosed by trees or shrubs and about 4feet tall with a side entrance at one end .
    It may take a few years to develop but we might aswell start know .
    SO THE QUESTION IS OPEN TO ALL
    WHAT TREES ,ETC ETC ETC ETC ETC ETC
    and anything you can offer as sugestions I;ll take in to my thougyts
    Its got to be good and its got to last for years so lets get it right from the start

    cheersd and thanks for your time
     
  2. scutter

    scutter Aspiring to mediocrity

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    The Yew tree/bus is about the most dense you can get and they grow up to about 6' feet, but I do not know how long they take to do it.
     
  3. Charlts

    Charlts Getting dusty

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    Where Giles when you need him?

    Willow grows quickly Ian and they're easy to take cuttings from then grow, not sure how dense though. A hedge would be good, just think of the fun you could have cutting it inito shapes!!:D:D
     
  4. Artfull-Bodger

    Artfull-Bodger Member

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    what about connifers,pretty dense with foliage right down almost to the ground and quick growing too?
     
  5. JOHNNY SMITH

    JOHNNY SMITH New Member

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    Cupressocyparis leylandii 'Castlewellan Gold' or just call them LEYLAND CYPRESS
    This one is the yellow one,you also get them in green.
    They will grow 3ft a year once established.
    very cheap.
    YEW ( taxus baccata) is better looking but to slow.
     
  6. Kenny-W

    Kenny-W New Member

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    Also Ian, if possible try and plant ur chosen foliage in a foot deep furrow! This will stop wind coming through at the least dense part! I fear if u didn't all ud create is a wind tunnel?
     
  7. tokoloshe

    tokoloshe Twang ****!

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    Get a digger and in a day you'll have a nice trench with raised sides. Plant trees either side and as they grow you can slowly backfill until all is level again! Will also work as an Olympic size pool in the kind of weather we've being having.:D
     
  8. JAGXKRS

    JAGXKRS Sparky's Bodyguard

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    We need a Shrubwrerry:p:D:D (Monty Python fans will understand):D:D
     
  9. poison dwarf

    poison dwarf BANNED

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    We dont want them damned knights of Ni everywhere :(

    Plant privet instead :D
     
  10. griggzy

    griggzy Dop's *****

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    forget the trees ian why not stick a 6ft fence either side :D it will take years for trees to grow enough to work as a wind break , just a thought;)
     
  11. Chris Coombes

    Chris Coombes The specialist

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    A shrubwrerry NI NI NI NI NI
     
  12. popsheep

    popsheep Lee Marvin & the Shadows

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    Rome was;nt built in a day

    When some of our shooters get into the AAAAAA Team it might be ready...
    got some good ideas today ,looks like the conifer line
     

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