How can I make up for losing 20' of trees, shade and privacy?
The buyer of the teardown next door didn't like the line of trees between our yards. He said he was going to cut down everything over his property line including branches and roots of trees on my side which would cause the rest of the trees to die and then I would be stuck paying to cut them down. So, the 25' trees came down and now my house has no shade or privacy AND vegetation growing everywhere now that there is sun. He put up a 6' fence which is as tall as the village allows and a row of 5' evergreens. What can I do to make something high enough to block the sun and dense enough to provide privacy? I haven't used my deck in the 2 years since the trees came down as it's 4' off the ground, so, again, no privacy. All suggestions appreciated.