Are you enticed by the fall nursery sales ? Has their motto "Fall is for planting" started you thinking about one more project you could squeeze in before the winter months? It is true anyway. If you plant in the fall you gain the benefits of a full growing season while your plants develop strong root systems during winter months.
I am dying to plant a privacy screen like this one - The tree is a Pyramidal European Hornbeam (Height 40' width 25'.) It's columnar shape makes it ideal for planing along fences for privacy with out encroaching too far into the yard or the telephone/power lines above.
Here is a smaller version - the tree is a Frons Fontaine Hornbeam and about half the size at maturity (height 25' width 10'). Because my back yard is small, long and narrow, I think that will go with the smaller tree. Plus with a name like Fons Fontaine it is sure to be a showstopper.
I actually noticed this tree screen right after it was planted five years ago (just up the street from my mom's house) and got out of my car to hunt down the owner (I had to know what they were). Fortunately, she was outside and knew the name of the trees.
I can't believe how fast Autumn came this year - What are your trying to get done before the cold weather comes? And did you miss me while I was gone? I hope to be back posting twice a week or more. I sure missed you all!