Situation: Neighbor has a cattle operation, and a lot of random junk scattered around the pasture. It's not very aesthetically pleasing.
Why- going to have a driveway to a house along the screen in the near future, and really don't wanna see all the crap.
My Ideas: It's the white line in the picture. it is about 800 feet in total length, and I thought about planting a dual screen. Outside closest to the pasture being in either hybrid poplar or Austrees. Another row of some sort of evergreen or conifer to the inside nearest the driveway. I originally was thinking about Thuja Green Giants to the inside, but I'm not sure.
What I'm wanting- Something fast growing close to the pasture line as long as it grows tall and fast. The inside screen I would prefer to be something that isn't deciduous and doesn't lose its leaves in the winter. I know I will catch a lot of flack for this, but I'm not wanting to invest in tree protection since the cost/labor of that alone may end up costing more than it's worth. I already know that planting most pines without protection is a bad idea. Not gonna say how I know, but I do
My questions are basically what would you do? Has anyone had any experience with the Austree willows? I'm open to any tree varieties that will survive here in north central Illinois.
Thanks to everyone for your thought and considerations in this effort