Privacy for tiny side yard
I'm hoping for some tree suggestions. We have a long, narrow side yard in our corner lot, and we intend to put in a small stone patio against the house. We have two-story homes across the street, so the 6 foot privacy fence does not help too much.
The space I would like to plant trees is about 17' long, with 7 feet of grass between the fence and the edge of where the patio will be. I am considering planting 5 small, (but tall!) trees along the fence... I was thinking of alternating Aborvitae & deciduous trees- either Gambel Oak or Crimson Point Plum that would be leafy above the fence line. Chanticleer pears were suggested, but I ruled that out already. The area is East facing, with almost full sun all day. Please let me know what you think or if there are any other zone 5 trees I should consider. Thanks!