Don’s Expert Answers: Rural proprty needing shade for horses. No access to water

Question From:
Nanette Hollis in Baskerville, Baskerville Western Australia

Nature of problem:
Rural proprty needing shade for horses. No access to water

Type of Plant (if known):
No 0lant yet.

Symptoms of Plant Illness (please try NOT to diagnose your problems yourself):

Soil Type (e.g. sandy, clay or loam) OR Potting Mix Type:

How often do you water the plant:
When it rains

How many hours of sunlight does the plant get each day:
Full sun

How long since you planted it:
Not planted

Have you fertilised? If so, with what and when:
Not planted

Is the plant indoors or outdoors:

Is the plant in a pot or in the ground:

What other treatments have you given the plant:

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Other Comments:
Looking for trees to plant for shade on horse property. Fast growing and drought resistant. Prefer deciduous

Hi Nanette, There is no way that I could answer that question. You need to ask local people like farmers or nursery people, what trees survive there, and you need to get a water-carrying device to take water to the plant/s in your car or trailer. You also need to construct a secure fence around each tree. Ideally about 3m X 3m wide, and 2m tall. If you don’t do this the horse/s will eat or destroy the tree/s. Good luck, Don