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08-17-2012, 04:08 PM
I'm going to be planting some trees in my backyard this fall and am wondering if there are any drawbacks to planting the largest specimens I can afford. Money isn't an issue. I'm just wondering if a 2ft tree will establish its root system and usually grow into a more impressive specimen than an 8ft tree would.

I'm going to be planting smaller trees like a Fat Albert Blue Spruce, Snow Fountain Weeping Cherry, Crimson Queen Japanese Maples, a President Lincoln Lilac Tree and a Seated Dwarf. Any input would be appreciated!

08-17-2012, 04:59 PM
They should establish at the same rate, that being said it comes down to what size tree you want. Of course a larger tree has a head start over a smaller one.
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08-17-2012, 06:53 PM
Thanks for the info. I appreciate it! Larger it is then!

08-20-2012, 11:14 PM
You should not plant a tree larger than 1 1/2" to 2"
A large tree should be 40' away from any other tree or building.
A medium tree should be 25' away from another tree.
A small tree should be at least 15' away
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Good Luck

08-21-2012, 01:03 PM
That's a great link for those of us who don't know much about trees Norm. Thanks for the good info!