What trees for privacy in these areas?
I have privacy needs in both my back yard, and in between my house and the neighbor and would really appreciate any thoughts.
In the back, we have a 4 ft privacy fence, but we are still in full view of backyard neighbors raised deck. I figure we need some sort of tree that will give us privacy from 4 ft - 10 ft up. Maybe some sort of crab apple or dogwood? I have eliminated the need for evergreen as I don't think we need more than screen in winter as they rarely use their deck in the winter months. This area is full sun from noon until sunset.
On the side, we need privacy from the ground up to about 6-8 feet high to give us coverage from the side neighbors patio and their side window. (old man likes to sit in side window and yell at my boy all day long about his wiffel balls) In this particular case, perhaps we need a shrub instead of a tree? Again, winter privacy isn't as important, but a nice full screen would still be appreciated. This area has full sun for the first 1/2 of the day or so.
Our lot is level. We live in NY, buffalo area. Thanks so much in advance. I am willing to answer any additional questions if I have not supplied enough information.