As promised... Here is the progress of my Green Giant Arborvitaes
June 2008. Planted. 5 feet apart. Soaker Hose on them.
June 2009. Soaker hose off. Did it by hand when mother nature wasn't producing.
Fence came down in 2009 or 2010.
I don't have any from 2010 but then came winter 2011 and I began to realize something...
Beautiful trees but so weak to snow and ice. I have to shake them off each time but they survive.
1 week later an Ice storm...
But after some melting and come warm seasons its like they didn't go through anything...
Side view April 2012
June 2013. I used the Fertilizer spikes this year. Amazing growth since 2008.
June 2013 Side View
December 2013. Ice storm.