That was my thought, too, Twocents. They're very popular because they grow up so fast and make a lovely green 'fence'. The downside is that they have a very short lifespan--probably less than 30 years. But while they're green and growing, they're lovely graceful things...
"We are--each of us--dying; it's how we live in the meantime that makes the difference."
"It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived!"
"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle."