Help Please! Screen trees for large garden
We have a large fenced property - 5 acres. We are looking to screen the southern fence line to block at least some of the view of the neighbors yard - it is pretty messy.
I'd like to get something that will grow to perhaps 20' tall, reasonably low water use, and not likely to spread into the fencing too much. A little bit of a wind/dust break is desirable as well. Probably a lot to ask, I know.
The nursery tried to sell us on semi-dwarf apple trees, or Chinese pistaches. I like both, but am not sure these are the best choices to grow inside a fence line? I imagine about a 10' setback, although the nursery claims 5' is normal.
I'm not sure these are the right answers, or if I even need to consider additional things? Anyone, please help.