Posted: 27/05/2014 at 15:07
I understand your need for privacy. However, as someone whose garden is overlooked by three large trees belonging to my neighbour, I would like to say it is reasonable to object to potential damage and loss of light. I lose so much light in my back garden, especially in the afternoons, and I wish every (sunny) day that my neighbour would just have them cut back. And the fence on his side is being pushed by those trees, so it leans onto my side.
Chrissie B made a great suggestion. How about putting up a pergola and growing something lovely like a rose over it?