Hi Mr. Smartypants,
We are first-time home-buyers of a cute little house and a relatively large lot in Pacific Grove, CA. Unfortunately the neighbors to the north have built a second story with a nice view..our yard. We would like to plant some natives that would provide a screen while not taking up too much of our yard or presenting a potential hazard from falling later (thinking specifically of shallow-rooted redwoods) or being too un-neighborly by blocking most of their sunlight. Do you have any suggestions?
Thanks so much!
Below are some suggestions of native evergreen trees and shrubs of various heights that are known to grow in Monterey County. You could, perhaps, mix and match them to create an interesting screen between your yard and your neighbor's house.
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