The oak in this guild is to the north and when fully grown will shade everthing for a ways out, but they should still get the sun from the open south side. The power line folks said they wouldn't need to cut the russian olive, it won't get that tall. And the redbud will take several decades to get tall enough. There's some agave under here, too.
This Russian Olive grows under the power lines, and is also escaping from the shade cast by the oak growing right behind it. The power line crew said I'd never have to worry about it, they never get very high anyway.
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