Planting a 16ft Leylandi - HELP

Hi
I have a very large garden and I have purchased a 16ft Leylandi which is going to be 40 meter away from any building structure. But I dont know how to plant it.
I have been reading for hours all about a)Multipurpose Compost b) RootGrow c) Bonemeal d) Multicote / Osmocote
My head is spinning! the Tree has cost alot of money so wanting to give is the best start possible.
How best do I plant this using the above items? and do I use the current soil or just back fill with Multipurpose Compost and Rootgrow at the bottom of the hole touching the roots?
Thanks darren
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Dazzamancs wrote:

You are speaking of a totally valueless weed... makes a quick growing hedge that doesn't live long and is susceptable to many diseases. You'd have done much better buying a 2' tall seedling for like $2... actually you'd have done far better not buying that weed at all.
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In real life, I find the tree attractive.
I can't picture a homeowner planting a 16ft tree. There should be tractors involved in the process.
Wikipedia has some interesting comments about the legal risks to having the tree:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leyland_cypress#Legal_aspects
The plant's rapid growth (up to a metre per year) and great potential height – often over 20 metres (66 ft) tall, sometimes as high as 35 metres (115 ft) – can become a serious problem. In 2005 in the United Kingdom, an estimated 17,000 people were at loggerheads over high hedges, which led to violence and in at least one case murder, when in 2001, retired Environment Agency officer Llandis Burdon, 57, was shot dead after an alleged dispute over a leylandii hedge in Talybont-on-Usk, Powys.
Part VIII of the United Kingdom's Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003, introduced in 2005, gave a way for people affected by high hedges (usually, but not necessarily, of leylandii) to ask their local authority to investigate complaints about the hedges, and gave the authorities in England and Wales power to have the hedges reduced in height. In May 2008, UK resident Christine Wright won a 24-year legal battle to have her neighbour's leylandii trees cut down for blocking sunlight to her garden.
I like Dawn Redwoods, Not an evergreen but looks like one in the summer and nice bark, shape, grows fast.
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Dan Espen wrote:

Agreed... probably an excavator to dig the planting hole and to lift and set the tree... the root ball could weigh a half ton.

Dawn Redwoods are interesting ancient trees, I especially like their trunk bark, cinnamon hued and fissured. I planted two... one was ~6' when I planted it, now 12 years later ~18', the other was in a pot. ~30" when I planted it, now ~10'. They are not very fast growing, perhaps 1' per year. They are planted in my wildflower meadow, I keep them fenced from deer. The smaller Dawn Redwood, that's Newt:
http://i65.tinypic.com/2qsuhlh.jpg
Same tree, I maintain many walking paths:
http://i68.tinypic.com/140dmjq.jpg
The larger Dawn Redwood:
http://i66.tinypic.com/2uiws2u.jpg
You can see the larger Dawn Redwood way out in the wildflower meadow:
http://i64.tinypic.com/20tkvhh.jpg
These pictures were taken in 2012. Newt was a great barn cat, no longer with us. He stopped eating, Vet said inoperable throat cancer. Had to put him down, a very sad time, Newt is resting by his barn. For those who don't know Tinypics can be enlarged; close the ads, click on picture, then click on "View Raw Image" and click on picture to enlarge. http://www.dawnredwood.org/INFORMATION.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metasequoia_glyptostroboides Keep in mind that most plant nurserys use photoshopped pictures and greatly exaggerate plant growth facts. Dawn Redwood does not look like that picture nor does it grow several feet per year, in my opinion their reviews were obviously cherry picked and doctored: http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/DawnRedwood.htm
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My neighbor planted one as a sapling. It's now about 50ft tall.
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Dan Espen wrote:

How long ago? Do you have a picture?
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Sounds like the British need to trim the size of their government down to where it has enough to do without worrying about somebody's hedge.
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If he can prove economic harm he has resource in the courts. If he can't, he's welcome to move.
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On Sun, 8 May 2016 13:46:17 -0400, "J. Clarke"

Or he can wait some time after you plant it and give it a few small doses of defoliant until it wilts and dies. It's always best to get along with neighbors, there are ways to compromise. Robert Frost wrote "Good Fences Make Good Neighbors", however the obverse is "Good Neighbors Make Good Fences".
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On 5/8/2016 3:45 PM, Brooklyn1 wrote:

I had to do that. Neighbor is a hoarder, so she won't even remove trash trees that sprout from seed along the property line. One of them got quite large over the years as we kept politely requesting she take it down, and she kept prevaricating. After two instances of damage to my property caused by limbs coming down from the tree, I treated the tree with brushkiller. She eventually noticed it was dying, and finally had it taken down.
I rented a bucket lift a few years ago and trimmed another one of her trees that was overhanging my house since she refused to spend money to get the tree trimmed. I hacked off everything hanging over my property line. She then asked if I'd trim the very large and extremely dangerous branch hanging completely over her house. She's too cheap to have it professionally done, and it is far too dangerous for me to take on, so I refused. If it comes down in a storm, it will destroy the house and kill anyone inside - but to her, that's less frightening than writing a check to have it removed.
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