Creating a Natural Privacy Fence with Trees and Bushes

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 By Prince William Living Publisher Rebecca Barnes

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When it comes to creating a natural and attractive privacy fence, trees and bushes are a great option. Not only do they provide privacy and security, but they also add value to your property and enhance its beauty. Let’s look at how you can use trees and bushes to create a privacy fence, including some of the best species for the job.

Trees for a Privacy Fence

If you’re looking to create a privacy fence with trees, there are a few species that are particularly well-suited to the task. One of the best options is the aspen tree, which grows tall and thin, making it an excellent choice for narrow spaces. Aspens also have a beautiful white bark that adds visual interest to your property. Tulip trees are another great option for creating a privacy fence. They are tall, fast-growing, and provide plenty of shade, making them a popular choice for homeowners. Both aspens and tulip trees are deciduous, meaning they lose their leaves in the winter, so they may not provide year-round privacy.

Evergreens for a Privacy Fence

If you’re looking for a tree that will provide year-round privacy, then evergreens are the way to go. Evergreen trees keep their foliage throughout the year, making them an ideal choice for creating a privacy fence. Some of the most popular evergreens for this purpose include:

  1. Arborvitae: These trees are tall and narrow, and their dense foliage provides excellent privacy.
  2. Pine: Pine trees are available in a variety of sizes and shapes, making them a versatile option for a privacy fence.
  3. Spruce: Spruce trees have a conical shape and dense foliage, making them a popular choice for creating a privacy fence.
  4. Juniper: Juniper trees are available in both shrub and tree form, and their foliage is thick and prickly, providing excellent privacy and security.

Bushes for a Privacy Fence

In addition to trees, bushes can also be used to create a privacy fence. There are many different types of bushes that are well-suited to this task, including:

  1. Boxwood: Boxwood bushes are evergreen and have dense foliage that provides excellent privacy. They can be pruned into a variety of shapes, making them a versatile choice for a privacy fence.
  2. American Barberry: Barberry bushes have thorny branches and dense foliage, making them an excellent choice for a security fence. They come in a variety of colors, including green, yellow, and red.
  3. Privet: Privet bushes have dense foliage and can be pruned into a variety of shapes, making them a versatile option for a privacy fence. Privet can grow big, quickly so be sure to only plant them with enough room so as not to encroach your sidewalks. 

Be sure to research the standard size after ten years to make sure both height AND width requirements are sufficient for the space. Using trees and bushes to create a privacy fence is an excellent way to enhance your property’s beauty while providing privacy and security. Whether you choose evergreens, deciduous trees, or bushes, there are many different species to choose from. By selecting the right species and planting them in the right location, you can create a natural and attractive privacy fence that will enhance your property for years to come.

Rebecca Barnes is the Publisher of Prince William Living magazine and Brides & Weddings magazine. She is a lifelong resident of Prince William County and a volunteer with OWL VFD. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, being a Grandma, visiting Walt Disney World, blogging at Sightseeing Sidekick, reading, and sleeping.

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