Privacy Tree Planting
Privacy trees are an attractive option for blocking views and do a better job of blocking noise than wooden fences. When tree planting, privacy trees make a great wind block in those open country areas.
What are the Best Trees for Privacy?
The best privacy trees will offer a fast rate of growth. Look for features like disease and deer resistance, drought tolerance, and low maintenance. The most popular privacy trees are Leyland Cypress, Thuja Green Giant Arborvitae, and Italian Cypress but there are many more options to choose from that may be better suited to your region or your yard.
Shade Tree Planting
Shade trees are a long-term investment, which can beautify your yard, reduce energy costs, and improve air and water quality. Most shade trees add dazzling color in the fall.
These 4 trees can grow over 5 feet in a single year:
- American Sycamore
- Weeping Willow
- Lombardy Poplar
- Silver Maple
The Tulip Poplar and the Autumn Blaze Maple average 3 to 5 feet in a single year. The Northern Red Oak, October Glory Maple, River Birch, Red Sunset Maple, and Shumard Oak can grow about 3 feet per year.