Autumn Blaze Maple planting
Hi, I'm about to plant 30 or so ABM trees that are already 12' tall, including root structure.
Three questions at this time:
1. These are in buckets roughly 16" wide and 13" deep (dirt dimensions), how wide and deep should I dig the holes? Soil is fairly hard but I have a backhoe.
2. Trying to a achieve a country driveway look with the trees on the same side touching eventually, how far apart should I plant them? Secondarily, what is the MINIMUM distance apart to plant without having them fight each other?
3. The driveway is gravel and about 12' wide on average, what is the minimun distance to stay away from the driveway, on each side, to prevent root intrusion on the driving surface and an excessivly low canopy which requires constant pruning?