why why why?
so, if you spend, say a couple hundred dollars (well, maybe $100, tops) on trees, shouldn't you do maybe a little research into how to plant them and where? and how big they will get? my neighbors are planting Thuja "green giant" arborvitae oh, about 2 feet from the small stone wall that runs between our yards. now its nice they're doing that for privacy instead of the white plastic stockade fence on the other side, but they are going to be 10-15 feet wide and 30-50 feet high (if they make it). They are also planting them under the drip line of a line of maples, about 3 feet away from their trunks, which will probably compromise the arborvitaes ability to really do anything anyway. so I will some day end up having to trim their stupid arborvitaes on my side and plant in front of them the nice native viburnums and things I had been planning. what I really wanted would be some nice friendly native red cedars. well maybe in the back. why?!