In Part 1 of this blog last week, I looked at pleached screens in various species as an ‘instant impact’ solution. In Part 2, I am focussing on standard ornamental trees for screening different parts of your garden, whether it is a boundary between neighbours to create more privacy, or to reduce noise and wind levels from adjacent roads. You can read Part 1 here, which goes into greater detail about the benefits of planting trees in urban environments.
Standard trees have their part to play in screening and can bring diversity and informality to the garden whilst still achieving their intended purpose. Deciduous trees provide canopy cover throughout the months of the year when you are most likely to be spending time out of doors, whether it be gardening, entertaining, home-schooling the children in the great outdoors, or relaxing with a good book. They offer seasonality, many with blossom, fruit or berries and stunning autumn colour, to keep you entranced as spring gives way to summer, and summer to autumn.