Tree Spacing - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by rogerbh
September 22, 2010
Looking at planting Thuja Green giant trees along our back fence for privacy. The total width end to end is 60'. Are 10 trees too many to plant in this space? What would be a good number of trees to plant to get privacy yet allow for proper growth of all the trees? Thanks.

Answer from NGA
September 22, 2010
While Thuja Green Giants will grow to great heights, they do tend to have a narrow canopy spread. For an almost-instant privacy screen, you can space your trees as little as six feet apart. However, if you don't mind waiting a couple of years for it to really fill in, you can space them 10 feet apart. Planting your trees further apart will allow them to grow taller, so consider the desired height of your hedge when spacing your plants.

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