Provide by the Horticultural Team at Practicality Brown Ltd
Trees are a great addition to almost any garden, creating structure and seasonal interest. Position such trees well and they will make an ideal focal point, that they can be enjoyed now and for future generations.
Gardens provide a sanctuary and respite from the busy world and using trees to screen out or hide an undesirable view, can create some valuable privacy. Screening trees grown for this purpose often have a ‘clear stem’, which means there are no leaves on the lower trunk. They reach up to fence panel height of around 1.8-2m with a full bushy canopy above, forming an effect screen above the fence line. This type of screening is particularly useful if you are overlooked by neighbouring properties or would like to retain lower-level exposure to an attractive wall or area. Screening trees can be planted to create a focal point, perhaps to make the most of an attractive feature.
Type of Privacy
It is a good idea to consider what you are aiming to screen out. For example, are you directly overlooked by a neighbouring property, or would you like to filter out a large building or structure? What is the angle you are viewing from? This may help in choosing the right tree for your needs. Semi-mature trees can be planted to achieve effective screening from the offset. Evergreen trees are preferred for this purpose as they screen throughout the year; however, a planting scheme that includes deciduous trees can provide rich contrast and seasonal interest.
Types of Trees
Practicality Brown can supply a range of top-quality trees for decorative or screening, which are particularly useful to create privacy in your garden. These include feathered trees that have full growth from the ground upwards and offer the same screening ability. A mixed planting of evergreen and deciduous trees – if space allows – can be a very attractive solution. We also have a range of pleached trees that can be used in the same way; pleached trees can be effective for a formal screen and where space is limited.
We hope this has given you some ideas about using trees. With a comprehensive range of quality trees, we can provide the ideal solution for your garden.
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