Privacy Made Easy: Your Guide to Low Maintenance Privacy Trees

Low Maintenance Privacy Trees: Your Green Solution with Trusty Tree Services

In a world where privacy is increasingly cherished, creating a secluded and serene outdoor space has never been more important. Privacy trees offer the perfect solution, allowing you to enjoy your property without the prying eyes of neighbours or unwanted distractions. If you're seeking a green privacy barrier without the high maintenance demands, Trusty Tree Services in Edmonton has the perfect solution. We'll explore the world of low maintenance privacy trees and how Trusty Tree Services can help you achieve the peaceful oasis you desire.

The Benefits of Low Maintenance Privacy Trees

Privacy trees are more than just green screens; they come with a wide range of advantages that extend far beyond the boundaries of your property:


Privacy trees create a natural barrier, ensuring your outdoor space remains hidden from public view. This seclusion offers more than just physical privacy; it provides you with a sense of tranquility and peacefulness. Whether you're enjoying a morning coffee on your patio or hosting a family gathering, the comfort of knowing that you are shielded from prying eyes adds immeasurable value to your daily life.

Aesthetic Beauty

Beyond their primary function of providing privacy, these trees are nature's ornaments that enhance the visual appeal of your landscape. With their lush greenery and, in some cases, colourful blooms, privacy trees add a touch of natural elegance to your property. They transform your outdoor space into a haven of beauty, creating an inviting and serene environment for you and your loved ones to enjoy.

Environmental Impact

Low maintenance privacy trees are not just a benefit for you but for the environment as well. They contribute to a healthier ecosystem by absorbing carbon dioxide from the air and releasing oxygen, helping to combat climate change and improving the overall air quality in your surroundings. In addition, these trees become a habitat for local wildlife, supporting birds, insects, and other creatures. By fostering biodiversity, privacy trees play an important role in maintaining the delicate balance of local ecosystems.

Property Value

A well-planned and maintained privacy tree arrangement can significantly increase the value of your property. The curb appeal of a lush, green landscape with strategically planted trees is undeniable. Prospective buyers are often willing to pay a premium for the privacy and beauty these trees provide. Additionally, in real estate, privacy trees are considered an attractive feature that can set your property apart in a competitive market, making your home more appealing to potential buyers.

By investing in privacy trees, you not only enjoy seclusion and aesthetic beauty but also contribute to a healthier environment and enhance the value of your property. It's a win-win situation that showcases the multifaceted benefits these green guardians offer to your outdoor living space.

Low Maintenance Trees For Privacy

When considering low maintenance privacy trees, you need a species that doesn't require constant attention. There is a wide variety of fast-growing tree options, and here are some perfect choices that thrive in Edmonton's range of climates:

  • Green Giant Arborvitae (Thuja Standishii x plicata 'Green Giant'): These ideal trees live up to their name as fast-growing privacy trees with impressive height, conical shape, and dark green foliage in ideal conditions. They are naturally resistant to many common tree diseases, are drought tolerant, and provide partial shade, making them a perfect low-maintenance type of tree.
  • Swiss Stone Pine (Pinus cembra): This dramatic tree is hardy and well-suited to the Edmonton climate and its harsh winters. It offers a year-round screening of greenery and evergreen leaves and produces edible pine nuts as an added bonus at its mature height. Though they are palatable for deer, their branches are quite resistant to wind.
  • Common Purple Lilac (Syringa vulgaris): If you prefer a deciduous tree option, the Common Purple Lilac provides privacy hedges during the late spring/early summer growing season. It's known for its fragrant flowers and emerald green leaves that love the sunlight. However, the Common Purple Lilac requires minimal maintenance.
  • Columnar Blue Spruce (Picea pungens 'Fastigiata'): This evergreen tree is known for its striking blue-green evergreen needles, dense branching, and pyramidal shape. This majestic tree is an ideal choice for tight spaces, stands up to strong winds, and demands little maintenance.
  • Fast-Growing Hedges (bushes for privacy with dense foliage): While privacy trees are an excellent choice for creating natural barriers, dense hedges offer an equally attractive and low maintenance alternative. Deciduous hedges are essentially a dense row of shrubs or small trees that can be formed in a columnar shape with regular pruning to provide seclusion and aesthetic beauty.

Trusty Tree Services: Your Partner in Low Maintenance Privacy Trees

Creating a seclusion screen for your property with low maintenance privacy trees is a comprehensive process that extends beyond the initial tree selection. Trusty Tree Services in Edmonton is your dedicated partner in every aspect of this journey, ensuring that your privacy trees thrive and provide you with the seclusion and beauty you desire.

Choosing the right tree species is a critical decision. Our certified arborists at Trusty Tree Services are well-versed in the nuances of Edmonton's climate and have a deep understanding of tree species that will thrive in the local environment. We offer expert guidance to help you select the ideal low maintenance privacy trees tailored to your specific needs. Whether you're looking for fast growth, evergreen foliage, or a specific aesthetic, our arborists can provide valuable insights to make an informed decision.

Proper planting is the foundation of a successful privacy tree screen. Trusty Tree Services boasts an experienced team that knows how to ensure your privacy trees are planted correctly. Our experts take into account factors like well-draining soil conditions and the ideal placement to help your trees establish strong root systems. This foundational work is crucial for the long-term health and growth of your beautiful trees.

Trusty Tree Services understands that the care of your hardy trees doesn't end after planting. We offer comprehensive maintenance services to keep your trees healthy and thriving. From routine pruning to ensure their shape and health to pest control measures that safeguard against potential threats, our team has all aspects of tree care covered. We take a proactive approach to ensure that your privacy trees remain low maintenance so that you can enjoy the benefits of seclusion without the stress of constant upkeep.

Our dedicated team of certified arborists at Trusty Tree Services possesses a wealth of knowledge and experience. We are not only experts in tree selection and planting but also in addressing any issues your privacy trees may encounter over time. Whether it's dealing with diseases, infestations, or unexpected storm damage, our arborists are equipped to provide the necessary care and interventions to keep your privacy trees in optimal condition.

Low maintenance privacy trees can transform your Edmonton property into a tranquil, secluded haven without the hassle of constant upkeep. Trusty Tree Services is your trusted partner in creating and maintaining these green barriers. Whether you're seeking the fast growth of the Green Giant Arborvitae or the year-round appeal of the Columnar Blue Spruce, we have the expertise to make your privacy tree project a success. Enjoy the beauty, seclusion, and enhanced property value that privacy trees can bring to your Edmonton landscape with Trusty Tree Services by your side. Contact us today to start your journey towards a more private and peaceful outdoor space.

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Preethy Thomas
October 8, 2023

What a fantastic crew!!! Sarah & Shane came and trimmed my rather large tree. Such a professional, knowledgeable, caring, capable and courteous crew. Very well done from beginning to end.They did a fabulous job!

Greg Demuynck
October 4, 2023
Brenda Moore
September 25, 2023

Trusty Trees did their magic at my Mothers house in Fort Saskatchewan. Mikex2 we’re on time, organized and knew their business. Gave the trees a good haircut as they had a lot of dead areas. Very pleased with their service, would definitely recommend them! Much thanks Mike and Mike.

Dwayne Thiessen
September 10, 2023

We had a crew from Trusty tree services to come and remove 6, 40 foot aspen trees. They did an awesome job. They were very knowledgeable and very considerate of our property and our neighbours property. They had our yard and neighbours yards totally cleaned up when they were finished. I would highly recommend Trusty Tree Services

Ron Tkachuk
August 22, 2023

We had a crew from Trusty Tree Services trim three trees on our property a few weeks ago, sorry for the late review. Couldn't be happier with the whole process. From the estimate to the final clean up, everything went very well. I contacted other companies for estimates, didn't even get a call back. Thanks again Trusty Tree for a great job!

Matt H
August 4, 2023

Trusty Tree Services came out and pruned our Amur Cherry tree in Fort Saskatchewan and did a great job. The technicians were knowledgeable and gave me tips on how to better take care of our tree. The technicians were friendly and polite and cleaned up before they left. I would definitely recommend Trusty Tree Service!

Sarah Wilson
July 25, 2023

Excellent job! I highly recommend this company. I will be calling again this fall! I am very happy.

Cindy Grier
July 7, 2023

We had an amazing experience with Trusty Tree. They gave a prompt estimate for some very difficult trees in our campground. They arrived on time and began work immediately. Their expertise shone through as they brought down the trees on point! Friendly, informative, professional and outstanding workmanship. I would recommend them in a heartbeat. Shout out to Colton, Joe and Adrian - great work!

Deanna Craig
July 5, 2023

We had Trusty Tree out this year to shape and thin 4 trees and 3 Mugo Pine shrubs. I was impressed with a quick appt for the quote and then quick response for booking. Our trees were pruned earlier in the season as this was the recommended timeframe, and the Mugo Pine shrubs pruned later in the spring after the new growth appeared. I'm pleased with the crew that came out, they were polite, professional and experienced. We are happy with how our trees and shrubs look and feel the price was fair. We would definitely recommend Trusty Tree and will have them back in the future. Thanks for taking extra time with us to talk about proper pruning too!

Mark stime
June 26, 2023

Very professional and courteous crew. Difficult tree to cut down with bucket truck given clearances.

christine Maclean
June 22, 2023

I am a new widow and my yard work is so overwhelming, I called Trusty tree to come over and give me a quote. Because my husband who has slways been in love with taking great care of our home,has passed I am here to do it alone.Trusty tree are the most professional people I dealt with..And they actually had the most professional quote,they took pictures of my Tree to elaborate on what needed to be done,and explained why everything had to be done in a certain way...after 3 other companies coming out I realized that Trusty Trees quote was extremely fair. So when the Trusty Tree crew arrived to prune my beloved tree, they were ready, and really understood the sentimental value of my tree that my late husband and I used to sit under every night. The crew members Joe and Shane collaborated beautifully brought down the required amount of my tree..They had a fantastic chipper on site and they also cleaned up the yard so beautifully after the cutting was done...If anyone reads this review,please understand how much that tree meant to me and my late husband. Joe and Shane gave it a loving and caring trim, and they where not only hard working but very informative of the process,and very just great guys,they included their sense of humor to make the trimming process easier on me. THEY were so compasionate and understanding . I thank them for that..... If you are thinking of pruning your gorgeous beloved tree, Trusty Tree has got be your only choice. THESE GUYS ARE THE BEST!!! My name is Christine and if anyone wants to contact me about what a great job this crew did..please do!!!

Sarah Whyte
June 22, 2023

Trusty Tree is a great place to work. Management is caring and hardworking. Equipment is of high quality and maintained professionally. Smooth operation and always great communication between management and team members.Looking for a place to work? This is the place.

Carla Hanak
May 26, 2023

I highly recommend Trusty Tree Services! From start to finish everything was handled promptly, professionally and courteously! They are very knowledgeable and efficient. I really liked how they explained things. We will definitely have them back for some fall work. Thanks to everyone!

Darryl Edinga
May 23, 2023
Karli Butler
May 19, 2023

We were sad to see our tree go, but it wasn’t well and bigger and bigger branches were breaking off; however our Trusty Tree Arborists did a great job. Thanks to @Sarah and @Michael and thanks for the excellent service Trusty Tree.

gary hnatko
May 17, 2023

Excellent, prompt, efficient and professional service. Team was very pleasant to work with. In and out in no time. Clean worksite. Would definitely recommend.

Linda Lankoff
May 11, 2023

The services provided were both reasonably priced and work done was excellent!

Marylyn Reed
May 5, 2023

Very fast professional and thorough work done on both my experiences with Trusty tree Service. Good cleanups and answered all questions. They made valid suggestions which I appreciated. Thank you.

Stephen Davidson
May 4, 2023

Excellent experience. Very knowledgeable experienced crew. Safety is a priority .Highly recommend . Great Job!

Darci White
May 3, 2023

Very speedy and clean-up was amazing. Thanks guys

Gordon Sandberg
April 28, 2023

Thanks to Mike and the crew for doing a great job on Grenfell Ave St Albert. Very professional service.

Colleen Butler
April 27, 2023

Fantastic! The team did an excellent job pruning and shaping our trees. Thank you

Paul Whattam
April 27, 2023

This was the second time I've used this company for mature tree removal. This time 4 fully grown columnar Aspen trees located close to fencing, a deck and between 2 houses were successfully removed with no damage to the aforementioned structures but also nearby concrete curbing. Work was done as scheduled, quickly and neatly. Very satisfied with the work.

Rob Butler
April 25, 2023

Great service by the guys at Trusty Tree Services. Very professional and knowledgeable. They really knew their stuff about how to properly prune each type of tree in our yard. Our trees look so much better now and will have the opportunity to thrive. Good care for our garden ornaments and great cleanup afterwards.Thank-you

Darvin Mills
April 24, 2023

Mike And Shay trimmed 11 trees in and around our complex this morning and did an amazing job. They were professional and punctual. Arrived on time, very efficient and ensured that all branches were clean up before leaving. Very pleasant to work with and we look forward to working with Trusty Tree Service over the summer and fall.

Lionel Grobel
April 22, 2023
Judith Hum
April 20, 2023

The gentlemen took down a long dead tree YAY !!!! Professional, honest and did a super job THX !!!!

Shelley Honey
April 18, 2023

Thank you Sarah for all of your help!

Sherry Honey
April 17, 2023

Sarah was very knowledgeable and walked us through the options of our tree removal. The team was friendly and overall a great experience. Would highly recommend Trusty Tree Services.

Paul Cairns
April 13, 2023

I look for three things when it comes to service: 1) friendly attitude, 2) timeliness, and 3) efficiency. The crew were excellent in all three scores. It was great to see a clean truck, maintained gear, and use of personal protective equipment as well. This is a great choice for tree care. Done in less than an hour!!!

Dean Mason
April 12, 2023

Mike’s crew did an amazing job for us - pruned trees & removed every visible black knot fungus. They picked up every twig & left our yard tidy. Very personal & professional crew - would strongly recommend their services ! 👍

Bea & Randall Huisman
April 12, 2023

Sarah and crew were here this morning and did one terrific job of trimming all of our trees. I highly recommend them to everyone needing any tree services done.

April 11, 2023

Sarah and Danny did a great job removing a large tree from the front of my yard. I was impressed with the time efficiency and clean up. I would recommend.

Christina Colenutt
January 19, 2023

When Trevor came to quote my yard at my new house, he helped me identify all the trees and shrubs, and clearly explained what work needed to be done. When the day came to do the work, Kolton and Carl were friendly and also walked me through what they were doing and why (I'm interested in these things and was asking questions). They did their best to save my cherry that is infected with black knot. Looking forward to having them come back to continue tree maintenance in the future.

Jenn C
September 26, 2022
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April 6, 2022
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January 25, 2022
Lisan Maclean
September 15, 2021

We had trusty trees! Cut down our tree and put all new grass down in our back yard and it's absolutely beautiful 😊 Also the crew are very friendly and extremely hard workers! Thank again ❣️

Matthew Hudon (Matt SH)
July 6, 2021

Excellent value for the work they provide. Our crew was very professional and cleaned up the area they chipped in, right down to the pavement.

Trevor Small
June 13, 2021

Trusty Tree is great. Had them remove two trees with cleanup and shredding. looks great and would use again!

Jessy Yau
June 8, 2021

We had a tree in our yard that had died a few years earlier and wasn’t sure who to call. We called Sunstar who recommended Trusty Tree to us. Trevor came out to look at our tree. We didn’t realize we had another Tree that was diseased. He sent us a quote very quickly. He was able to book a time for tree removal, stump grinding, as well as planting our new trees. The project was done in the timeline provided. The crews showed up on time or earlier than expected which was amazing! They were very professional. I would hire Trusty Tree again!

Renee Pelech
June 7, 2021
keith b
June 5, 2021

Professional, courteous and reasonable pricing. Keep it local folks!

Rick McBryer
June 4, 2021

Excellent service. Good response time and automatic communication / payment system. Work was done effectively and efficiently.

Jay Lewis
June 4, 2021

Fantastic experience, staff was friendly and prompt. Left our acreage clean and tidy. Defiantly recommend Trusty Tree.

Graham Wyllie
June 3, 2021

They were on time did a great job & would recommend them any time.

David Provost
June 3, 2021
Sales Tech Patrol
June 2, 2021

Great service, Always happy to please. The team is great excellent at cleaning up and making everything look great. Highly recommend Trusty Tree.

Roger Crispin
June 2, 2021

Well done. Good service.

Lisa Johnston
June 2, 2021

Trusty tree has been doing work for a condo association for the last few years. They are always reliable, and thorough and easy to deal with.