This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V24", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
Dr. C. A. K., Chester, Pa., writes: "Will you have the kindness to inform us whether a hemlock hedge would thrive in rather close proximity to maple trees, say one foot from tree, and trees twenty feet apart. It is to be only a small hedge in front of residence, with every facility of watering twice a day, and keeping ground moist".
[We should under no circumstances recommend a hemlock hedge, or any kind of evergreen hedge where there are strong roots of trees, not even though water could be given to them occasionally in summer time. Deciduous hedges grow better. The roots of the trees will get the moisture the evergreen roots ought to have, and they die in the winter from the lack of moisture in the summer - Ed. G. M].