Advice on choosing understory trees
We have an acre of land and on the south side of our house we have large trees...ash, elm, hackberry. Unfortunately a new neighbor cut down some of our trees and trimmed others 7' from the ground. Now we want to plant some understory trees that will give us back the privacy between our houses. The trees will get some sun as the sun passes over, either morning east or afternoon west. We had thought of Amur Maple but believe it would need more sun to get the benefit of the red leaves. Not sure we want dogwoods as we have them growing wild on the other sides of our property. Could you recommend something that would have enough density to give us back our privacy?