How to plant trees to stop noise pollution

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How to plant trees to stop noise pollution
You don't have to suffer noise polllution. (Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

Noise pollution is stressful and potentially dangerous to hearing and general health. Noise is on an upward trend in society, according to Environmental Protection UK. Although there are legal steps you can take to fight against noise pollution, you might also want to take practical steps in a bid to lessen the impact of the offending sound.

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Things you need

  • Spade
  • Young leyland cypress trees
  • Watering can

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  1. 1

    Work out where the noise pollution is emanating from. Plan to plant trees in a line that will act as a curtain against the sound.

  2. 2

    Choose fast growing trees like Leyland cypress for maximum noise-muffling capacity. These grow to about 12 m in height, according to The Royal Horticultural Society, with a spread of up to 4 m.

  3. 3

    Dig holes about 2 to 2.5 m apart, so as to encourage a close growing, inter-connected wall of trees. Make the holes as deep as the containers the young trees are growing in.

  4. 4

    Place a tree in each hole and backfill the holes with soil. Water the trees generously and regularly to ensure they get established.

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