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Double Row of Green Giants

last year

I have a single row of Green Giant arbs that’s about 20 yrs old. The previous home owner has these planted about 5 ft apart.

This summer, I had an oak tree cut that was shading some. Part of the oak clipped the hedge on the way down and bent some of the arb leaders.

I’m not too thrilled about how sparse this looks, the bent leaders, etc.

Id like to plant a 2nd row of GG’s to thicken up this hedge.

My questions are:

  1. Is it wise to plant a 2nd row here?

  2. How far should I plant a 2nd row? I was planning on 6 to 7 feet away from this row.

  3. How far apart should I plant the GG’s? I’d like to space them 7 feet between each GG on a 2nd row.

Thanks.

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