What type of tree to plant to block neighbor?
My wife and I bought a house last Spring in Maine and were told the neighboring lot would not be built on for quite some time. We assumed a couple years. Low and behold, a foundation is going in this week and the house will be in direct sight of our house (~300ft away).
We have a couple hemlocks (~12-15ft tall) separating the lots, but there are some open spaces that I want to fill in with some trees come springtime. What kind of tree could we transplant? I say transplant, because I want to get ~3-4 trees that are already 10-15ft tall, not some wimpy 3 footer that will take years to grow. What kind of trees can you buy that are that tall? I'm thinking hardwood (hemlock, spruce, pine), but I suppose softwoods would be an option, but when the leaves fall, we'll loose our privacy again, so that's why I'm leaning hardwood. Would this cost a fortune? Thanks.