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"Emerald Green" Arborvitae


Thuja occidentalis 'Smaragd'     



Before & After Emerald Green Arborvitae


         "Emerald Green" Arborvitae are the most popular Instant Privacy trees; suitable for both urban and rural areas.  They grow to a solid wall while only taking up a small amount of yard space, and are easy to maintain.  You can start small and let them grow, or have larger trees planted for "Instant Privacy".       

        We deliver and plant trees throughout Washington:  Seattle, the "East Side", Bellingham, Vancouver (WA), east-of-the-mountains, etc.  Contact us for free estimates: info@NurseryTrees.com  or (425) 343-2650.  Please scroll down to see Sizes & Prices and information about Delivery, Planting and Free Estimates.




Emerald Green Arborvitae at our Snohomish River growing field (left) and 6' Extra Heavy Emerald Green Arborvitae at our Nursery.



  This tree is on the Great Plant Picks list for the Pacific Northwest.   

Foliage:   Evergreen               

Mature Height:    12-14 ft.                 

Mature Width:     Usually determined by the spacing between trees in the row--2-3'. 

Sunlight:  Full sun, partial sun; doesn't like shade.

Soil:.  Likes well-drained soil, but must be kept well watered when first planted.      

Growth Rate:  Slow, 6-9" a year once established, depending on growing conditions.       

"Instant Privacy" Use:  The most popular "Instant Privacy" tree.   

"Instant Privacy" Spacing:  The rule of thumb is "2' centers", meaning the trunks of each tree are 2' apart.  So if you're trying to cover 20', you'd need 10 trees.  These trees can also be spaced wider than that--2.5' or even 3' centers in order to cut down on the cost (it is simply a matter of how long you wish to wait for a solid wall).      

What to Expect the First Year:  As with all newly-planted trees, these need to be watered carefully through the first Spring/Summer--see our "Care of Your Trees" section for more details.  There will be some small branches broken during transportation & installation--nothing to worry about and you can either cut those off or let them drop off.  Not much growth the first year because the tree is putting its efforts into its root system.

Comments:  Tight columnar form is a pleasing shape and look, and this tree holds its beautiful deep green color very well.  No pruning necessary, except to level the top of the row of trees if desired.  For more information see:  "Everything You Need To Know About Arborvitae" .  Thinking of buying small arborvitae?  You need to read the "Hedgerow Hedge Woe" article that describes why you don't want to start with small trees.



6' Extra Heavy Grade Arborvitae (left, at our river growing fields) and 6-7' "Standard" Grade Arborvitae (right, at our nursery).



Sizes & Prices

      Important Note:  2014 and 2015 have been such incredibly busy years that we have limited quantities of several sizes of Arborvitae.  As a result, we have reserved all of our Arborvitae for jobs where we also do the planting, and so are not selling these trees for "pick-up" or "delivery only".  Thank you for your understanding.  


    Standard Grade Trees--nice, healthy trees (see photo above):


          6-7'  Standard Grade           $49.95    

          7-8'  Standard Grade           $64.95    


 Heavy Grade Trees --these are, naturally, wider and heavier than the Standard Grade trees (see photo above): 




            5'    Heavy Grade       $49.95    

            6'    Heavy Grade         $69.95    

           7'    Heavy Grade                         SOLD OUT  

           8'    Heavy Grade       $99.95               

          9'   Heavy Grade       $149.95    

        10'    Heavy Grade      $185.95    

        11'   Heavy Grade      $215.00       

       12'    Heavy Grade      $265.00     

       13'    Heavy Grade      $315.00     

         12-15' Tall,  specimen grade           Call for prices (starting at $500 per tree) & availability




Note:  There are no uniform grading standards for Arborvitae, and trees advertised as the same size can vary greatly in fullness and weight.  Consider looking at the trees "in person" before purchasing.  By grading our trees as "Standard" or "Heavy" we are trying to more-accurately describe what you will receive.


Please note that our supply of trees is constantly changing; please contact us to confirm availability.                                                     (3/24/15)




Delivery & Planting Available; Free Estimates

info@NurseryTrees.com  or (425) 343-2650.

To "Jumpstart" a project by getting us the information we need, please fill-out our Project Worksheet.



Trees at one of our nursery fields.




"I am really pleased with your work.  You saved me several thousand dollars, steered me away from trees that wouldn't work, provided healthy and beautiful trees, did a great job planting them, and did everything on time and on schedule.  You can quote me."                                                                          Jo, Vashon Island

"Our privacy bank of trees has done nothing but grow well into maturity.  Our back yard and deck area is totally private and the 10 trees your team planted [in 2005] are rich, leathery and dark green.  We remark on them every day it seems.  Please include me in any of your "Testimonials" as you would be hard pressed to find a more satisfied customer."                                                                                                                  Jim, Port Orchard

"For quality vs. value, your trees are the best landscape purchase I’ve ever made."    Jeff, Seattle


"Michael, I just wanted to pass along a note to tell you how thrilled I am with the trees.  The effect they have brought to our new courtyard in the front of our home here in Seattle has exceeded my expectations!"                                                                Chip Hanauer, Hydroplane Driver--Click Here to see his project.  

"I work in customer service so I know good service when I experience it and you have my top rating.  I would definitely recommend you to anyone who needs new landscaping.  Thanks again.”                    Carol, Camano Island

"By the way, the trees were a great privacy feature when we sold the last house!  We now have a much larger space . . "                                                                                                   Katherine, Fall City

“My compliments to your crew.  We’ve had a lot of contractors working on our house recently and we’ve seen the entire range; and your guys were excellent. The trees make things look so much better—I started smiling as soon as I saw them going in."                                                                                    Holly, Queen Anne

"You guys are the best nursery I've ever done business with! And I have dealt with a few. You did what you said you would, on time with attention to detail rarely found. From the beginning of the quote process all the way through to the last detail you made it easy. And you work to ensure that the trees will thrive after planting with detailed advice, a complementary irrigation system, and a website filled with useful information. Most nurseries will just dump off the goods and tell you best of luck, put some water on them. You provide a quality product that sets you apart. Your crew was friendly, polite and operated as a well organized team. I would recommend you without hesitation! Thanks for doing a great job!”                                                                                                   Ryan, Buckley

"We can not believe how beautiful your trees are.  The privacy is unbelievable. If you ever need a testimonial let us know.   Our yard is perfect!  We sit there and say "my oh my”!               Suzanne, Tacoma 

"I don't think I've ever been as happy with something I've purchased."                           Sarah, Sammamish

Many More Testimonials (click here)


To Contact Us:

info@NurseryTrees.com  or  (425) 343-2650



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        Not sure which "Instant Privacy" Tree is right for you?  Please see our Comparison Chart & Checklist, comparing the mature sizes, growing conditions, etc. of all of our privacy trees.



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          Please feel free to contact us with questions, by e-mail or phone:  info@NurseryTrees.com or (425) 343-2650



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Nurseries, Landscapers and Contractors may be interested in ordering Emerald Green Arborvitae by the truckload (300+ trees).  Click here for more information.



    Delivery & Planting Available (More Information) 

Free Estimates

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  To "Jumpstart" a project by getting us the information we need, please fill-out our Project Worksheet.




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Serving Washington State Since 1995

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To "Jumpstart" a project by getting us the information we need, please fill-out our Project Worksheet.



We deliver & plant throughout the State of Washington:

Aberdeen, Addy, Adna, Almira, Amanda Park, Amboy, Anacortes, Anderson Island, Ariel, Arlington, Ashford, Auburn, Bainbridge Island, Battle Ground, Belfair, Bellevue, Bellingham, Benge, Benton City, Bickleton, Black Diamond, Bonney Lake, Bothell, Bow, Bremerton, Brewster, Bridgeport, Brier, Brinnon, Brush Prairie, Buckley, Burbank, Burien, Burley, Burlington, Camano Island, Camas, Carbonado, Carnation, Carrolls, Cashmere, Castle Rock, Cathlamet, Centerville, Centralia, Chattaroy, Chehalis, Chelan, Cheney,Chewelah, Chimacum, Clarkston, Cle Elum, Clearlake, Clinton, Clyde Hill, Colbert, Colfax, College Place, Colton, Colville, Concrete, Connell, Conway, Cosmopolis, Coulee City, Coulee Dam, Coupeville, Covington, Cowiche, Creston, Curlew, Curtis, Cusick, Dallesport, Davenport, Dayton, Deer Park, Deming, Des Moines, Dixie, Dupont, Duvall, East Olympia, East Wenatchee, Easton, Eastsound, Eatonville, Edgewood, Edmonds, Edwall, Ellensburg, Elma, Endicott, Entiat, Enumclaw, Ephrata, Everett, Everson, Fairfield, Fall City, Farmington, Federal Way, Ferndale, Fife, Fircrest, Forks, Fort Lewis, Friday Harbor, Garfield, Gifford, Gig Harbor, Gold Bar, Graham, Grand Coulee, Grandview, Granger, Granite Falls, Grapeview, Harrah, Harrington, Hartline, Hoquiam, Hunters, Ilwaco, Inchelium, Index, Ione, Issaquah, Joyce, Kahlotus, Kalama, Keller, Kelso, Kenmore, Kennewick, Kent, Kettle Falls, Kingston, Kirkland, Kittitas, La Center, La Conner, Lacey, Lacrosse, Lake Forest Park, Lake Stevens, Lakebay, Lakewood, Lamont, Langley, Leavenworth, Liberty Lake, Lind, Long Beach, Longview, Loon Lake, Lopez Island, Lyle, Lyman, Lynden, Lynnwood, Mabton, Manchester, Mansfield, Manson, Maple Falls, Maple Valley, Marlin, Marysville, Mattawa, Mazama, Mccleary, Mead, Medical Lake, Medina, Menlo, Mercer Island, Mesa, Metaline Falls, Mill Creek, Milton, Mineral, Monroe, Montesano, Morton, Moses Lake, Mossyrock, Mountlake Terrace, Moxee, Mt. Vernon, Mukilteo, Naches, Napavine, Naselle, Neah Bay, Nespelem, Newcastle, Newman Lake, Newport, Nine Mile Falls, Nooksack, Nordland, North Bend, North Bonneville, North Lakewood, Northport, Oak Harbor, Oakesdale, Oakville, Ocean City, Ocean Park, Ocean Shores, Odessa, Okanogan, Olalla, Olympia, Omak, Onalaska, Orient, Orondo, Oroville, Orting, Othello, Otis Orchards, Outlook, Pacific, Pacific Beach, Palisades, Palouse, Pasco, Pateros, Paterson, Pe Ell, Peshastin, Pomeroy, Port Angeles, Port Hadlock, Port Orchard, Port Townsend, Poulsbo, Prescott, Prosser, Pullman, Puyallup, Quilcene, Quincy, Rainier, Randle, Raymond, Reardan, Redmond, Renton, Republic, Richland, Ridgefield, Ritzville, Rochester, Rock Island, Rockford, Rollingbay, Rosalia, Roslyn, Roy, Royal City, Sammamish, Satsop, Seatac, Seattle, Sedro Woolley, Sekiu, Selah, Sequim, Shaw Island, Shelton, Shoreline, Silverdale, Skykomish, Snohomish, Snoqualmie, Snoqualmie Pass, Soap Lake, South Bend, Spanaway, Spangle, Spokane, Spokane Valley, Sprague, Springdale, St John, Stanwood, Starbuck, Steilacoom, Steptoe, Stevenson, Sultan, Sumner, Sunnyside, Suquamish, Tacoma, Taholah, Tekoa, Tenino, Thorp, Tieton, Toledo, Tonasket, Toppenish, Touchet, Toutle, Tukwila, Tulalip, Tumwater, Union Gap, University Place, Vader, Valley, Vancouver, Vashon, Vaughn, Waitsburg, Walla Walla, Wapato, Warden, Washougal, Washtucna, Waterville, Wellpinit, Wenatchee, West Richland, Westport, White Salmon, White Swan, Wilbur, Wilkeson, Wilson Creek, Winlock, Winthrop, Woodinville, Woodland, Yacolt, Yakima, Yelm, Zillah




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