We will focus mainly on the spacing for Trees as well as on the spacing for Open Spaces. Also, we will discuss on the Generic v/s Standard (Specific) Spacing.
First, we will discuss on the options in the spacing of trees. Either we can go for Standard (Specific) Spacing or Generic Spacing.
- The Generic Spacing between Plant-to-Plant is 10 ft.
- If we go for Standard (Specific) spacing, then the individual plant will dictate the spacing. For eg., Coconut needs a standard spacing of 25 ft.
We have mentioned the spacing between Plant-to-Plant is 10 ft and this may look very crowded. Here, I want to highlight a general observation and this may be helpful before proceeding further.
I have noticed that there are 2 types of Trees:-
- Single Stem Tree - Eg., Coconut, Papaya, Banana etc
- Multi Branch Tree - Eg., Mango, Sapota, Lemon etc
Multi Branch Tree can be pruned or controlled to occupy the space that we have. Alternatively, we can also go for Dwarf Trees as well.
Now we can visualize that 10 ft is good enough for a multi branch tree. Those who feel the spacing is not good enough, can plant a Single Stem Tree (especially Timber Trees) next to the Multi Branch Tree and follow it with another Multi Branch Tree and repeat the process.