Right Tree in the Right Place

Available space is probably the consideration most overlooked or misunderstood when deciding what tree to plant. Before you plant, it is important to know what the tree will look like as it nears maturity. Consider its height, crown spread, and root space.

Sizing Chart

Basic Spacing Guide

Tree Size Spacing plant massings Min. spacing from wall of 1-story building Min. spacing from corner of 1-story building
Small trees (30' or less) 6-15' 8-10' 6-8'
Medium trees (30-70') 30-40' 15' 12'
Large trees (70' or more) 40-50' 20' 15'
The basic spacing guide from various distances and various tree heights