Photo: Arbor Day Foundation
In Northern climes, evergreen trees can provide good coverage (in this case, so much coverage the neighborhood officers might wonder what you’ve got cooking back there). This White Pine supplies year-round shade and can serve as a windbreak or habitat for small furry friends. It does well in acidic, wet soils. It grows fast, up to 50-80 feet tall, and is suitable for zones 3-8.