My neighbor and I want to plant some Red Maple trees along a bordering property line (our side yards) and we were thinking to plant them right along the property line (or alternating staggered with one on my side, one on their side, etc...). Is there any way that we can protect ourselves, if either of us sells our house, to keep the new neighbors from messing with the trees (overhanding branches or the 1/2 of the trunk that is on their side). Also we are going to plant them every 20'. There is a row of them here at my work that are 20' apart and they look pretty good, but these are not fully grown trees either, they are about 15' high and the crowns are not even close to touching. Does anyone have any suggested spacing? How about something like Red Maple/Dogwood/Red Maple/Dogwood etc.. if we were not going to go all Red Maple, has anyone ever done anything like that?
Thanks for letting me sneak multiple questions into this post
Indian Trail, NC