Wide-Spacing Arborvitae - Less formal, more open, still private?
Can you create privacy and openness both?
A designer and I were thinking of using widely-spaced Emerald Arborvitae--perhaps spaced 10-12 apart and staggered--as both 1). a privacy screen from a next door neighbor, and 2). framing "posts" to frame a mountain view right over top of the neighbor's house.
I'm wondering your opinions--can you do both?
The arborvitaes would be complimented with burning bush and some other lower-growing wide deciduous shrubs.