SC Forestry

Seedling Spacing
Trees Per Acre

The following is a listing of most commonly used seedling spacing and their corresponding trees per acre recommended for reforestation purposes:

Spacing by FeetTrees per Acre
6 X 10726
6 X 12605
7 X 10622
7 X 12519
8 X 8680
8 X 10544
8 X 12454
9 X 9538
9 X 10484
10 X 10435

The following is a listing of most commonly used seedling spacing and their corresponding trees per acre recommended for wildlife enhancement :

Spacing by FeetTrees per Acre
10 X 10435
10 X 12363
12 X 12302
13 X 13258
14 X 14222
15 X 15194

NOTE: If tree planting is funded under a federal or state cost-share program, a minimum of 300 well-spaced seedlings per acre must be present after the first growing season.


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