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What about a series of arches in front of the fence with climbers over them. You could stagger them, row at the back, then a row inboard of that in the gaps. It's not a high fence or a tree but has some height. You could use build it yourself arches or tripods.
Try erecting tall posts inside the fence and then tensioning wire or hanging swags of rope between them and growing things like clematis, rambling roses or honeysuckle to give you privacy as well as colour and maybe some perfume. here's a photo to help explain - http://s211.photobucket.com/user/Obelixx_be/media/Coloma%20rose%20garden%20Belgium/06280024.jpg.html?sort=2&o=2#/user/Obelixx_be/media/Coloma%20rose%20garden%20Belgium/06280024.jpg.html?sort=2&o=2&_suid=136379602717507334579960336043
With time they'd spread all along the rope and droop down.
No. Just buy decent, thick rope and soak itt in a deep tub of wter before stringing it through holes drilled through the pôsts or it will shrink and straighten after their first decent rain.
I'm not sure how fast growing you need, but we planted a natural hedge about 4 years ago, hawthorn, blackthorn, spindle, hazle and willow and some quickthorn to knit it together. Its grown about a foot or so each year and we have taken the new growth down about 1/3 each year to encourage it to thicken up. 4 years on it is really substantial and we are ready to plant some natural honeysuckle and clematis through it this year. Its great for wildlife and blends in well with the woods and valleys behind us.