Hedges: arborvitae planting

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  1. zephed666

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    Long Island, NY

    I want to screen the rear of my yard with Arborvitaes. My yard was leveled last year and right now I have a 2' high retaining wall made out of concrete block. Within this wall there is 24 inches of planting area before a 1 foot wood retaining wall separates my yard from my neighbors. The wood wall is sunk down 6 inches and my neighbors' yard is opposite that. The length of this area is 80'. I have several questions regarding the planting of the arborvitaes:

    Is this enough space to plant the arborvitaes?

    Will the roots be ok since there is the 6" wall under the surface separating my yard from my neighbors?

    How many would I need to obtain full screening?

    Should I plant them 2' on center?

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