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road buffer: how big, far...?

 
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i live on a busy two lane road and am wondering how far off of it my garden needs to be... will a fence block pollutants? 20ft? 50? 100?
 
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Do you have room for a really tall hugelkultur berm?
 
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i planted fast growing evvergreens and also a few deciduous trees in front of my house (see my blog below) and they work beautiifully to buffer pollutants, noise and people.
 
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thanks...both great ideas not really room for trees but the huglkultur may work...we just put one in front of the house
 
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ifyou don't have alot of room, try Jerusalem ARtichokes
 
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