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I just made a google search and found the web thinks I'm looking to be stunningly beautiful wearing a windbreaker! That however is NOT the case

First of all this is my first never topic to start on this wonderful site and I look forward too being a part of it all.

Second, please excuse my poor English it is not my first language.

Too the point.

My friend wants me to make her a windbreak. Actually extend the one they already have. It is 2meters by 100meters and she would like the debt to double. We live in the nort/west of Denmark and we have consistantly strong winds so her wish makes a lot of sense.

She is not a permie herself. At all. She specificly asked for no edibles. And no invasives like elder or rosehip. And that whatever is planter grows really well and fast.

Change of scenery. At my place, 30 years ago when I was just beeing  born  and the previous owners moved in here, the were nothing but the house in top of a hill. The never planted a windbreak

Oops. Baby's awake. Will be back later

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Velkommen Signe, since you had to stop to care for the baby, I will ask some questions.

Since your friend is opposed to things that are edible, something like boxwood, yew, osage orange or catalpa would be decent choices.
There are lots of fast growing trees that she might find suitable such as poplar, cedars, hollies, or spruces.

On our land, cedars grow about 1.5 meters per year once they establish (aprox. 2 years of growing in ground)

It is too bad she doesn't want edibles, mulberry grows at almost 3 meters per year after the first year, has the ability to reach deep for water so you don't have to water it so much and they spread their branches as quickly as they grow.

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