My husband and I have the perfect place to build a house - we just finished buying it. It's going to be another 2 years before our finances allow us to actually put a house on it but in the mean time we are going to prepare for it. It is in an area very close to the city (like 5 min away) but far enough out to be considered the "in the country". It over looks a river and is just absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! Plus the surrounding land is all family owned so we don't have to worry about industrilazation (sp?) for a long long while. Anyway, one of the preperations we are making are trees (among other things). It has a highway running in front of it (nothing like where I live now though ) Right now there's not much traffic but I'm sure within the next 10 years we'll have our fair share. What I'm going to do is plant Norway Spruce trees along the highway as a sound barrier & also for safety so we won't have a car land on our roof if the guard rail gives way. Also I want to plant a row along the fenceline facing the neighbors (long story). My delima is...I have 50 trees coming in about 4 weeks. I'm going to plant them but when they start growing I only want them to get about 15-20 ft tall. Does anyone know if I can prune them to stay that height (because I know usually they grow 50-80 ft). I know I know...your saying "why did you get 50 trees that you know are going to be too tall?" Well I got them because it supports my local 4H group and they were free and they were convienient. Anyway - does anyone know what I can do about the height? Any advice would be most apprecaited!!