We had to stain the fence boards before we put them up since the fence was tight up against the arborvitaes. I didn't want to cut the down as they are huge and provide a great sound buffer, shade and are a graffiti deterrent. Dave reluctantly agreed to work around them.
We added 3 feet of depth to our yard and pushed it up another 15 feet in the front. Giving us more room for the play structure and area for a garden next year.