Hello! and welcome to Tree Partners Cafe. We will be happy to show you the tips and tricks on how to take care of your trees. Just to show you an example of what we can show you and teach you here is a quick paragraph talking about how to plant your shrubs near a tree: Other Ways To Position Trees And Shrubs, The other way that you can do this is to simply position them about 6 to 10 feet apart. It is recommended that you plant one tree for every two shrubs to minimize the impact on the soil. If you can, try to choose trees and shrubs that are going to grow up to be different colors. This will create a unique appearance. If you already have shrubs and trees growing together, you may want to thin it out if there are too many that are in close proximity.