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TREE SPACING

SINGLE ROW SHELTER LINE

2 metre spacing for larger trees e.g.

  • Eucalypt
  • Macrocarpa
  • Pine
  • Poplar

1.5 metre spacing for medium to large trees e.g.

  • Acacia
  • Alder
  • Casuarina
  • Cryptomeria
  • Leyland Cypress
  • Ngaio
  • Thuja
  • Willow

1 metre spacing for small to medium trees/shrubs e.g.

  • Coprosma
  • Corokia
  • Dodonaea
  • Escallonia
  • Flax
  • Griselinia
  • Hoheria
  • Olearia
  • Phebalium
  • Photinia
  • Pittosporum

DOUBLE ROW SHELTER LINE

2 metre spacing for small to medium bushy trees/shrubs to prevent ground level winds. Plant opposite gap in adjacent row.

  • Coprosma
  • Corokia
  • Dodonaea
  • Escallonia
  • Flax
  • Griselinia
  • Hoheria
  • Olearia
  • Phebalium
  • Photinia
  • Pittosporum

2 metre spacing for medium to larger trees giving 50% reduction in wind velocity.

  • Alder
  • Banksia
  • Casuarina
  • Eucalypt
  • Leyland Cypress
  • Poplar
  • Willow

Also, larger trees to be used for timber (where trunks will be pruned).

  • Eucalypt
  • Lusitanica
  • Macrocarpa
  • Pine

but here, spacing should be a minimum of 2 metres between fence and adjacent row.