We are Highland Hill Farm. We specialize in screens and buffers. We will deliver trees and shrubs and we offer planting and design as well. We have several trucks and crews and supply our trees and shrubs directly to our customers in the New York area area. We have operations in Fountaiville Pa, Milan Pa, and in Herkimer County NY. Our main location in Fountainville Pa is about 2 hrs from Long Island.
Here is a Mapquest link showing you a driving route to our tree farm from Long Island.
We are 100 miles from Long Island. When we have deliveries and planting jobs in Long Island we leave our farm at 4 am in the morning. Thus we beat traffic well ahead of rush hour.
We pool orders so that we can deliver or deliver and plant both small plantings or larger plantings.
There are many trees and shrubs that are great for screening. Among the selections are a few that I have video of for you to consider. Here are just a few. If you call me at 215 651 8329 I would be glad to discuss your needs or email me a picture of your property for a review of the site.
Norway Spruce Trees
Highland Hill Farm has been raising Norway spruce since the farm began to plant trees. The Norway spruce or picea abies which is its Latin name has always been a great in the landscapes of the northeast. The first use of Norway spruce was as a wind block. The old farmers would plant them in rows about 50 to 100 feet from their homes and barns. The Norway spruce grows into one another makes a nice wall. This would reduce the wind speed around the area and keep the animals and buildings warmer while allowing the sun to hit and heat the building.
Today the Norway spruce is still used as a wind block but there are many more reason to plant it. Many times home owners close to main roads will plant the Norway spruce for two reasons. First, the Norway reduces noises and lights from the road so the residents can sleep better at night. Second, the Norway can act like a fence and slow down out of control cars down.
Besides blocking wind, noise, and lights, the Norway spruce is a beautiful plant. The new growth is called candles and when the Norway is older, the inside candles start to hang downward making it look majestic. The new candles is a bit lighter green than the older candles but overall it has a nice dark green needles.
The Norway spruce likes full sun and moist well drain soils. However, the Norway spruce can tolerate most soils. It transplants well in our ball and burlap because they have lots of surface roots. If you have any more questions about site location just e-mail us a picture and description of the area or call us! We love to hear from you!
White Pine Trees
We have hundreds of white pine trees from small seedlings to large caliper trees ready for you to load and go. We have thousands of them in the field which we can dig!!!We sell pine seedlings in bulk (bare rooted) or in pots, or field dug landscape ready sized trees. We also can deliver to you or deliver and plant.
The Eastern white pine (Pinus strobus) is also known as the northern white pine. The White pine is one of the most valuable trees in eastern North America. At one time there were virgin stands which contained billions of feet of lumber. Most of those vast stands have been lost. Luckily, since it is among the more rapid growing northern conifers, it is being used as a tree for reforestation projects, landscaping, and Christmas trees. Today, it is one of the more widely planted American trees.
The arborvitae is commonly used to create privacy for homes and backyards. The arborvitae is an evergreen plant. Evergreen means that the plant retains its foliage through out the winter. Plants that lose their leaves in the winter do not provide privacy during those months of the year. What really makes the arborvitae the best privacy plant is the dense canopy. The arborvitae has a great canopy because even at very close distance, it is full enough to give privacy. It is not full at a distance and sparse and open when close to the plant. Planting the arborvita close to one another can be accomplished. The arborvitae will grow into one another and creates a living wall. This does not hurt the plant at all and native arborvitae in the wild must do this to survive.