A reader emailed this morning seeking recommendations for native trees to "create privacy / stop people coming over fences and provide plenty of shade."
Unfortunately no tree is going to do all of the above. Species that create privacy/stop people climbing fences are generally not going to provide shade because they will be more shrubby of habit. Likewise, trees that provide plenty of shade are generally not going to create privacy because their canopies will be high.
We really need separate lists for each purpose. If you have any suggestions please leave them in the comments section.
Reader 25 will be most appreciative I'm sure :)