Asked April 15, 2021, 3:14 PM EDT
Hello - I am transplanting some evergreen trees into my yard to serve as privacy, windbreak and background. I have a question about spacing between the trees.
The specific tree types are Black Hills Spruce and Meyers Spruce. They will be 7-9 feet in height and very close to a row (slight stagger).
I'm trying to determine a good distance to plant them from each other. The Meyers Spruce appears to grow to 15-20 feet wide and the Black Hills 15-25 feet wide. The company who I will be doing the transplant is suggesting 12 feet apart from trunk to trunk. The online research is telling me that should be the minimum for each.
I'm curious to get another opinion about the distance itself, as well as understand downside of planting at 12 feet apart. I understand that eventually down the road, they will intersect with each other. How big of an issue is this for the health and will there be anything I can do to prevent the issue?
Any consideration and thoughts on this are greatly appreciated!
Hennepin County Minnesota