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Tree Planting Density

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From: Marty Kistler
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Illinois City, IL
I am planting a grass area that is about 1/2 an acre. I will plant white oaks and maybe some walnut. How far apart should I plant the trees?

 
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From: Jay Hayek
Extension Specialist, Forestry
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
jhayek@illinois.edu
Depends...what is your objective (i.e., what are you trying to accomplish)? Are you planting trees for timber production? Or, are you planting trees for wide crowns and more of a park-like appearance?

Most reforestation practices in Illinois are planted to 436 trees/acre (10' x 10' spacing).

 
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