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"Emerald TowerTM" Arborvitae
Thuja occidentalis "Emerald Tower" tm
Emerald Towers at our River Growing Fields in Spring (left) and Winter (center); Winter color and cones (right)
We are selling off our stock of these trees at deeply discounted prices
For many years we have been searching for a privacy tree we could grow that is tall and narrow like the Emerald Green Arborvitae but faster-growing and taller at maturity. Some would call this the "Holy Grail" of privacy trees. This search led to experiments with various trees and some years ago we purchased and planted seedlings of this tree. The commercial seedling grower told us these trees would grow to over 20' tall and be 2' wide--perfect. Unfortunately, several years later it is clear that these are not that tree. Perhaps there was a mistake in the seedlings or maybe this tree just grows differently in the Northwest climate. Whatever the reason these trees are much wider than 2'. Also, these trees have a lot of brown cones, and in the wintertime they develop a dark coloring that some Customers feel is an "unhealthy" look.
All that said, these are actually very healthy, fast-growing trees, but because of how wide they get they are almost identical in size and shape to the Green Giant Arborvitae which we have grown for many years. We don't need two trees the same size so we are going to stop growing these Emerald Towers and will sell-off the trees we have at deeply discounted prices--see below. The "bottom line" is that if you are looking for an inexpensive, fast-growing privacy screen and don't mind that winter coloring and cones, this could be a good choice for you.
Mature Height: 25-30’
Mature Width: Approximately 8'
Sunlight: Full sun; partial sun
Soil: Likes well-drained soil.
Growth Rate: Fast—up to 3’ a year.
"Instant Privacy" Use: Often used when an Arborvitae is too small but there is a limited amount of space available for privacy trees' width.
"Instant Privacy" Spacing: These trees can be spaced on 3, 4, or 5' centers (meaning the trunks of each tree are 3', 4', or 5' apart) or wider.
What to Expect the First Year: As with all newly-planted trees, these need to be watered carefully
through the first Spring/Summer.
Comments: We are still learning about these trees and have not seen a full-grown one. Mature height and width are estimated. We have noticed that in the fall/winter their coloring changes to a dark, dark brown, sometimes dark green, and they also produce noticeable quantities of brown cones. There also can be variation in the foliage appearance from tree-to-tree.
Sizes & Prices
7-8' B&B $245 50% "Discontinued" Discount = $122.50 SOLD OUT for Summer; more available this Fall (See "A Note on Tree Availability" below).
8-10' B&B $325 50% "Discontinued" Discount = $162.50 Limited Number Available
10-12' B&B $395 50% "Discontinued" Discount = $197.50 Available
12-14' B&B $475 50% "Discontinued" Discount = $237.50 SOLD OUT for Summer; more available this Fall (See "A Note on Tree Availability" below).
14-16' B&B $565 50% "Discontinued" Discount = 282.50 SOLD OUT for Summer; more available this Fall (See "A Note on Tree Availability" below). (06/27/22)
Delivery & Planting Available
We deliver and plant these trees. "Planting" includes a watering system, staking if necessary, and a one year warranty for no additional charge. Our planting "Service Area" is the greater Puget Sound area of Western Washington: Bellingham, Mt. Vernon, 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 Highway 2 to Leavenworth & Wenatchee. If you are not in this area, sorry but we will not be able to plant for you.
Click Here for more information about our planting services and/or see the "Advantages" section below.
To Get Started
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OTHER USEFUL RESOURCES:
This Chart helps you easily compare mature sizes, growing conditions, etc.
for 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
Studies: Trees Add Value to Property
Privacy Trees: We are a nursery tree farm specializing in Privacy Trees for screening. We sell retail & wholesale, for residential and commercial projects and we "deliver & plant" our trees. Our most common project is planting a line of privacy trees for a homeowner. We have several thousand privacy trees growing at our Snohomish farm. Plus we have many years' experience in "what works where", professional planting services, ongoing support, and thousands of satisfied customers. Buying directly from a grower has great advantages--fresh trees, great selection, and low prices--you maximize your purchasing power. We also have privacy trees that are not available elsewhere, such as our "Hedged Privacy Trees" and "Thin Man" Arborvitae. You can see our hedged and natural privacy trees in our beautiful 8 minute YouTube Farm Video.
Ornamental Trees: We also have a nice selection of Ornamental Trees, with many of our trees being on the "Great Plant Picks" list for the Pacific Northwest.
Delivery & Planting: We usually deliver & plant our trees for Customers. Click here for more information.
Free Estimates: We will help you determine which trees are right for your project, and provide you with free, no-obligation estimates. This is often accomplished by e-mail and phone, usually first using our online Free Estimate Request Form. Where necessary, we will send one of our experts out to review the project (no cost or obligation). More information
Location: We’re conveniently located just 15 minutes north of Woodinville. We are a farm, not a retail nursery so we don't keep regular retail hours; instead we set up appointments so that we can focus on your project. So please set-up an appointment instead of "just coming out". Here's a link to our "Directions" page.
Covid-19 Precautions: In accordance with the Governor's directives we have made some changes in the way we do things. For a detailed break-down of these steps please see our "Covid-19 Precautions" webpage.
Payment: We don’t require any money “up front”—you only pay when the job is completed (unusual exceptions to this are large/special projects or lengthy “holds” on trees). Be careful of contractors asking for “up front” money; they might not come back!
Warranty & Support: When we plant your trees we include staking (if necessary), transplanting fertilizer, and an easy-to-use watering system that hooks into your garden hose. More information. We also give a one year Warranty on trees we plant, for no additional charge. More information We have a detailed “Care of Your Trees” section of our website, and provide ongoing support--we're available to answer your questions as your new trees grow. More information
Customer Service: We pride ourselves on our Customer Service—real people answering the phone. We have an "A+" rating with the Better Business Bureau (their highest rating), are an Angie's List Super Service Award winner, have excellent reviews on Yelp, Google, etc. and a 100% satisfaction rating with eBay.
Our Business: We’ve been in business since 1995 and have a dedicated, experienced staff, most of whom have been with us for many years. See: "About Us" for our history. We are a registered Washington State contractor (License Number: NURSEL*956J1). More information Be sure to hire a registered contractor -- to go to the Department of Labor & Industries website to check a contractor's registration, click here. As it says there: "Unregistered contractors carry no bond or insurance to protect consumers. Consumers can face serious issues if anything goes wrong on a job." These liability risks are in addition to fraud, poor workmanship, worthless warranties, etc. We are fully bonded and insured, of course.
Customer Satisfaction: Most important of all is what our customers think of us:
"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
"The [new] trees were a great privacy feature when we sold the last house! We now have a much larger space we want to talk with you about . . " 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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20 minutes from I-405/Bothell-Woodinville
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Serving Washington State Since 1995
13510 Old Snohomish-Monroe Road
Snohomish, WA 98290
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