Privacy screen trees are best planted in areas where privacy is desired during summer months but would suffer from lack of light in the winter if a privacy hedge was used.
A great example would be a typical suburban backyard space: heavily used in the warmer months for outdoor entertaining, perhaps with a swimming pool, making privacy and noise-blocking a must. In northern climates especially, where daylight hours in winter are scarce, getting as much light into the house as possible is vital during the colder months. Having a tall screening plants as a deciduous trees or shrubs is the perfect solution! It provides a lush, leafy backdrop for outdoor activities, giving privacy and reducing noise. When the leaves fall in winter, precious winter sunlight filters through beautifully. You can plant an instant screen using InstantHedge, or plant a conventional screen using individual trees or shrubs. You can compare InstantHedge vs. Conventional hedges here.