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Old 03-02-2009, 09:37 AM
 
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Ok in the country we don't have factories,great many Low paying jobs.Saw mills are a good income,I'm surounded by them.My Mom owned one for years.People moved it kept giving so much trouble over the noise that they had no choice but to shut down.This put four families without a income.

I have a guy come here for couple weeks durring Deer season,for 20 years he has not failed to come over complaining about the noise coming from my place every thing my Dogs,Chainsaw,Small Engines,my pickup,the Kids.he comes over saying he comes here for peace and quiet could I just be quiet while he is here? Well no,I don't come to where you live and tell you how to live.

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Old 03-04-2009, 09:24 PM
 
Location: CasaMo
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I would suggest Hemlock, White Spruce, Red Pine, or White Pine. They would act like a shelter belt if planted in rows, and would also help with heating costs during the winter because they buffer some of the wind.
Very good options in trees. I know for a fact that livestock won't bother the foliage on cedar trees. They do like to rub on them, though.

The shortleaf pines mentioned earlier generally only branch out on the top of the tree and the lower ones gradually die off as the tree grows in height.

I do think they're great looking trees, but they don't block much.

I'd plant some on my place, but I live to far north for them to thrive.
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Old 03-04-2009, 11:46 PM
 
Location: IN
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Very good options in trees. I know for a fact that livestock won't bother the foliage on cedar trees. They do like to rub on them, though.

The shortleaf pines mentioned earlier generally only branch out on the top of the tree and the lower ones gradually die off as the tree grows in height.

I do think they're great looking trees, but they don't block much.

I'd plant some on my place, but I live to far north for them to thrive.

That's right, you are more in the Plains climate zone. Here where I live we actually have hemlocks, white pines, and white spruce that grow out in the woods naturally along with a decidious trees ranging from: birch, beech, chestnut, oak, red maple, sugar maple, silver maple, and ash.
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Old 03-04-2009, 11:49 PM
 
Location: IN
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Hey GraniteStater,

Thanks for the suggestions about varieties of evergreens. Does anyone know if Hemlocks in Missouri are suffering from that woolly ..... problem? Here in NY they are dying due to this blight. I'm going to look online to see what these varieties look like, how fast they grow, and what they require as far as water, soil needs.
For the Central US Cedar Trees are a good shelter belt option when planted in rows. The ranchers hate them because they suck tons of soil moisture out of the ground so they tend to eradicate them when possible. Unfortunately, pines don't do terribly well in the middle part of the country. Some decent choices are red and white pine, though. These trees do better with at least 30-35+ inches of precipitation a year. Red pine is more drought tolerant than white pine.

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Old 03-05-2009, 03:15 PM
 
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Default Detroit 6 cylinder

Thanks MoNative and Granitestater,

We found out from another neighbor that the noise from the sawmill that carries is from the generator, which is a detroit 6 cylinder...whatever that is. I thought it was the screeching of the circular saw, but that doesn't seem to be the problem. They are working on getting a muffler for it, so the noise level may be toned down a bit. I still like the tree ideas. Good to hear that cows won't eat the bark or foliage off of pine trees. Granitestater...the forests in New Hampshire are magnificent. You are lucky to live in such a beautiful state.
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Old 03-05-2009, 10:40 PM
 
Location: CasaMo
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You are lucky to live in such a beautiful state.

If he hadn't of moved, I would've had him up at my place helping me plant this spring.

Very lucky. Yes.
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Old 03-12-2009, 10:11 AM
 
Location: North Cackelacky....in the hills.
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Our place in WNC is quite near a large sawmill(Parton Lumber is the company,only sells wood to the Japanese it seems).
We were a little concerned as this is our 'place' to live the rest of our lives but this past Sun,Mon,Tues. we were up there and there was no real noise at all.

The train whistle is louder from the nearby tracks.

Also it was good that one of the family members built right next to the sawmill,built a VERY $$$ house so they mustn't think the noise is too bad.
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Old 03-12-2009, 03:36 PM
 
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Thanks oz in NC...that's reassuring news. How far from the sawmill is your place?
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Old 03-12-2009, 10:44 PM
 
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Thanks oz in NC...that's reassuring news. How far from the sawmill is your place?
We can see it from our barn...not far really..
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Old 03-13-2009, 05:19 PM
 
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Oz..did a search on Parton Lumber...that place is huge. One of the pics they have shows an aerial view of the place. It's beautiful country that you are settling in. Are you planning to build a house, or did you buy an existing place? When you bought the place, did you know there was a sawmill nearby?
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