How to plant a row of trees.

How to plant a row of trees.

Imagine driving up your beautiful driveway with it's tree canopy all the way to the front of your home.  Looks stunning doesn't it especially with those flowering trees in the spring.  Then you start to think about it.  How far apart are you supposed to plant?  What type of tree should you plant for the effect you want? What happens if you plant the trees too close together?  

First of all, breathe. It's not as hard as you might think to plant beautiful rows of trees.  Here are a few steps to make it easy for you:

  • Keep in mind that you need to keep trees at least 25 feet from your property line in most areas. 
  • The spacing depends on the type of tree: a row of full-size trees should be planted 15 to 18 feet apart; dwarf varieties can be closer, 6 to 8 feet apart in a row.
  • Use a string for a straight line, then mark where you plan to plant the trees. Walk away and make sure your line is straight and how you want your tree canopy to look.
  • If needed, secure your trees using stakes.
  • Follow the directions for your trees as far as watering and fertilizer.

In a short time, you'll be able to enjoy your beautiful tree line for many years to come.



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