We live in Boise ID and just built a brand new house. We live in a bit of a hilly part of town so we reclaimed some of the land for my kids to play in by digging back a hill and installing a large boulder wall. The wall is 4-5 high with double stacked granite boulders. The boulders weigh between 500 and 900 lbs each. The whole wall is 110 feet in length. Crushed stone drainage in between the boulders and soil.
- We have neighbors behind the fence.
- We have added irrigation to the space behind the wall.
- There is 3-4 feet of plantable soil behind the boulders to the fence.
What type of trees would work well here? I like hornbeams but I’ve also seen some cool columnar trees like ginkgo that I like. I would also consider evergreens to really give the boulders a mountain look.
We are looking to get some privacy but it’s not the main priority. I don’t love arborvitaes.
Any suggestions? We have heavy clay soils.