How far apart should trees be set

Caroline Hurley asked 11 years ago

i am planting trees in our garden, the trees are being planted by the roadside for privacy the trees i would like to set are mountain ash and silver birch, how far apart should they be set i would like to set them close so we could have some privacy from the roadside.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
Shelter belts like this are normally planted up using small transplants, bare-root, as these are the least expensive. Howver, the season is pushing on for bare-root as buds are breaking with increased risk of loss. November to March is the planting time.

You can plant as close as 1 metre apart or up to 2 metres, at random, not in straight lines or even spacings.

More at:  https://gardenie.wpengine.com/gerrycategory/hedges-and-shelter-belts/?id=5411

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