I called the town and left a voicemail, I definitely want to make sure this is fully legal before I do anything. Fence height limit is 7' without a permit, you can go higher but need a permit because of wind considerations. I'm not on a corner and not blocking traffic views, so that's fine. I want clarification on what this netting counts as, and how high up I can go.Does your town also have rules about fence height? Or actually obstructing the view? Make sure it's all unassailably legal first.
Going 10' up and keeping it stable could be a challenge......Yeah, not a lot of real options in terms of live plants, because I want coverage year-round.
I was thinking of getting some of this - lightweight, obscures the view but lets wind move through:
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Not for the roof - the building commissioner told me not to put anything over it, not even greenhouse plastic - but to stretch it above the privacy fence to extend it up another 10 feet or so.
Yeah, I'll need to think of something. On one side, there's a giant tree that I'll anchor it to for the whole height. Just need to think of something for the other side, and if I need anything in the middle. I can use the posts of the privacy fence to anchor taller posts to for the netting. Maybe metal pipe, like for chain link fencing, so it won't snap like wood would?Going 10' up and keeping it stable could be a challenge......
Ew! Good point.Part of me is creeped out that he is considering YOUR back yard as his "scenic view".
Bamboo!!!! I think there is a variety that can survive where you are.
https://newenglandbambooco.com/#:~:text=New England Bamboo is dedicated to providing quality,as well as a selection of native grasses.
Maybe really tall decorative grasses.....planted in a 2' tall raised bed so they are even taller.....
I have never understood the desire of some to leave the place they are, attracted by some different place's character, only to then attempt to remake it into the very thing they are leaving...Yep. Entitled. If that's his biggest problem right now, he must have a really nice life. Also, he just recently moved here, into a town with long-standing chicken traditions, and wants to change the rules. This is happening elsewhere in the town, too. Another agenda item last night was a property that has always had horses, had a new neighbor move in who is now complaining about the horses and asking for more restrictions