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"Emerald Green" Arborvitae


Thuja occidentalis 'Smaragd'     



Before & After Emerald Green Arborvitae (more Before & After photos below)


         "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".       



Emerald Green Arborvitae at our Snohomish River growing field (left) and at our Nursery (right).



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

Foliage:   Evergreen               

Mature Height:    14-15 ft.  Upward growth slows as they get taller.  Over many years they can get taller than 15'--we've seen them up to 17'; but they get there very, very slowly.                

Mature Width:     Usually determined by the spacing between trees in the row--, usually 2-3'.  Left on their own these trees can get to 3-4' wide after many years. 

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.


Sizes & Prices



           6'     Standard Grade       $49.95  


           6'    Heavy Grade              $69.95    

           7'    Heavy Grade              $84.95                   

           8'    Heavy Grade             $109.95*                

          9'   Heavy Grade                $149.95*       

        10'    Heavy Grade              $ 184.95*       

        11'   Heavy Grade                $215.00*      

       12'    Heavy Grade                $265.00*      

       13'    Heavy Grade                 $365.00*          

       14'   Heavy Grade                  $465 .00*     

       15'  Heavy Grade                   $565.00 

       16'  Heavy Grade                   $665.00

       17'  Heavy Grade                   $765.00                                                                                                                                                                (9/15/18)   


       *  Please Note:  Because of limited numbers of this size, we only sell this size when we are also planting the trees for you.            


          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.





Delivery & Planting Available

             We deliver and plant these trees.  Most of our planting projects are in Western Washington: Blaine, Bellingham, Everett, Edmonds, Mukilteo, Shoreline, Bothell, Seattle & the "East Side"--Bellevue, Woodinville, Kirkland, Issaquah, Sammamish, etc.--Renton, Kent, Federal Way, Tacoma, south to Olympia and all points in between; plus Leavenworth & Wentachee.  Further away, people often come pick up the trees here at the nursery and arrange for local planting.   Please see the "Advantages" section below for more information about our planting services and our company.


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                                                                                       BEFORE                                                                                                                    AFTER




You can create a nice, outside "private space" in your yard.





Privacy Tree Comparison Chart


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Easily compare the mature sizes, growing conditions, etc.

of all of our privacy trees.


See our Trees Growing in the Fields!

        We have a beautiful 8 minute drone video of our Snohomish tree farm

with many of the trees identified.   Click here.





Discusses all of our privacy tree options, pros and cons,

with "Before & After" photos. 

Click here.





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"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)



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Additional Information

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1.  Privacy Tree Comparison Chart


2.  "Top Ten" Privacy Trees for Western Washington--Article


3.  Video of NurseryTrees.com's farm property, including trees labeled.


4.  "Start your Project" with our online Project Worksheet (no cost or obligation).


5 Add Value to your Property with Trees & Landscaping


6.  "Instant Privacy" Photos in Our Photo Gallery


7.  Delivery & Planting, Free Estimates & Customer Service


8 Back to "Instant Privacy" Tree Main Page




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