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Chinkapin hedge

 
Ken W Wilson
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It seems like Chinkapin chesnuts would make a good hedge? I am planning to plant about a 30' row. I might mix redbuds in it. Not sure if that's a good idea or not? I wonder how close together the trees should be? I'd like for it to be thick enough that people can't walk through it too easily.
 
Akiva Silver
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Sounds awesome. I am planting one also this fall. I'm spacing the plants about 3ft apart.
 
Ken W Wilson
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I emailed Oikos Tree Crops, and they said 10' apart for a hedge. Seems pretty far to me. I'm thinking that I might go 10' apart but put a native hazel bush in between. Then, if they get crowded, I could take the hazels out. I have a lot of hazels.

My hazel hedge has them 30" apart.
 
Akiva Silver
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I planted hazels 6' apart for a hedge seven years ago. The bushes are vigorous and healthy, but they still have not formed a solid hedge. There is a space between each bush that a person could easily walk through. I think if they were 3 feet apart it would have been perfect, so thats what I am going to try from now on with my hazel and chinquapin hedges.
 
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