Hi. I am afraid I majorly screwed up. We wanted to plant tall trees along our fence to get privacy from our neighbors who have a tall pool deck overlooking our yard. Our yard is raised a bit so we wanted them tall, at least 15 feet.
We ordered 7 Thuja Green Giant and had them planted. The website we bought them from said they grow up 5 to 8 feed wide and to plant them 5' feet apart for privacy. I was thinking they needed 2.5' per side so we instructed to have them planted 2.5' off the fence and 5' feet on center apart from each other. I was looking up care tips and now I'm seeing these trees will grow much wider than the site we purchased them from indicated. I'm not sure what to do.
The fence they back up to is our neighbors and is a 6' wooden shadow box fence. If the trees hit the fence will they stop growing or do we have to worry about them damaging the neighbors fence? The bed we had put in is 5' wide off the fence so maybe we should move them to the front of the bed.
I think these are not the trees I thought they were and I'm afraid these trees are too huge for the area we have now. We thought these were tall narrow trees. Any suggestions on what we should do? Are they ok where they are or should we move them to the front of the bed, just under 5' from the fence? Or do you think to be safe we should be even further off the fence, and if so how much?