I recently bought a property where I'll need around 340 feet of privacy trees. I'm planting around 35-40 Thuja Green Giants on the property line.
However, I'd like to get these trees in the ground soon - or during the fall.
We will not have a structure/water turned on to the house for some months.
What the chances that these trees will establish if I plant them during the fall? I'd like to get them established and growing upwards by the time we occupy the property.
About half the properties I see that try to grow privacy lines end up with mostly-dead trees. What is the main cause of this?
Further, is it possible to avoid this die-off without irrigation available, or is the best option (most likely) to wait until I have irrigation hooked up to insure establishment?
I'd appreciate any thoughts.
Edit The location is East Tennessee. The die-off is not uniform to the area. Those with established (well-draining) soil and homes seem to show the most success. Death seems to occur when Evergreens sit underwater, or have no access to regular water.