Privacy Trees | Privacy Screens

Achieve year-round seclusion with natural living barriers, known as privacy screens or privacy trees. Seeking enhanced privacy from neighbors and avoiding prying eyes? Eager to mute unwanted noise? Bid farewell to costly, unsightly fences! Choose living fences instead. We offer the best privacy trees, offering dense foliage, ensuring instant neighbor obstruction, increased property value, and environmental advantages all at once. Yet, privacy isn’t the sole perk of these trees. You can enjoy attributes like soil adaptability, pest and disease resistance, and cold resilience from these remarkable privacy trees.

Best Trees for Privacy

If you want to plant privacy trees in your yard, some of our most popular evergreen privacy trees include Excelsa Cedar, Leyland Cypress, Emerald Green Arborvitae, Virescens Cedars, Thuja Green Giant, English Laurel, Schipka Laurel, Portugal Laurel, Western Red Cedar, Compact English Laurel, and more. Explore to the right for a slide show of our most sought-after privacy trees.

Emerald Green Arborvitae:

Renowned for its popularity and reliability in our region, this tree stands out as a favorite privacy tree. Often arranged in rows, it forms a natural barrier. This dense evergreen tree retains its rich green hue throughout the year. With its columnar growth pattern and limited spread, the Emerald Green is well-suited for limited space and compact planting areas.

Excelsa Cedar:

Derived from our native Western Red Cedar, cultivars like the Excelsa Cedar excel as screening trees and hedges. Maintaining density and symmetrical shape without growing excessively large, this cedar variant is favored. Most cedar cultivars exhibit moderate to rapid growth rates. They withstand hedging and shearing to manage growth and size effectively.

Leyland Cypress:

A top pick for rapid growth and substantial screening, the Leyland Cypress proves its worth as a large screening tree. Though initially slender in its youth, its growth potential is often underestimated. Growing at a rate of three to four feet per year, the Leyland Cypress swiftly fills out. Requiring minimal maintenance, provided there’s ample space for its mature size, it can also be shaped into a hedge. However, controlling growth through shearing demands consistent, long-term upkeep.

Green Giant:

Green Giant is an excellent green screen, a vigorously growing, pyramidal evergreen with rich green color that remains outstanding throughout hardiness range. It has no serious pest or disease problems and has been widely grown and tested in commercial nursery production. One of the best evergreen trees.

English Laurel:

A large evergreen shrub with dense, erect branches and brilliant green foliage. In spring, it has fragrant white flowers and fruit that attracts birds. A popular choice for formally pruned hedges, group plantings or privacy screens. Tolerates salt spray.

We Plant Trees for You

Not only does Big Trees sell most evergreen privacy trees, including fast growing privacy trees, we also come to your property and plant the trees for you, creating fast privacy. We prepare the tree’s root ball, dig the hole in the appropriate places and plant trees, creating privacy and a well defined outdoor space for you immediately.

We specialize in privacy trees ideal for the northwest region, including those that thrive in full sun and partial shade. We proudly serve the entire Seattle area. No appointment necessary—drop by anytime at 10928 Springhetti Road, Snohomish, WA 98296.


Call us at 360-563-2700