Need privacy but have an easement on our property

My husband & I are almost finished building our first house. We are first home buyers so our budget is almost non-exsistant. Our house sits higher on the block then our neighbours so we can see straight over the back fence into their yard & loungeroom. The biggest problem is that we have an easement at the back of our property so anything we plant or build needs to have either 'shallow roots' or can be moved easily in case the council needs to get to the pipes there. How can we get some privacy?
Submitted by BHGPhotoContest

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That's a tough one, especially since you don't say where you live. Tall, narrow evergreen such as arborvitae work great, but again, I'm not sure where you live. Or, you could grow some tall annual flowers such as sunflower which will at least give you privacy through the summer."

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We too purchased property with the expensive white vinyl fence cemented into place be the previous owner. The fence is over a servitude and we are sick (too late) to know that it is possible that one day in order for the culverts to be serviced we may have to tear up the nearby concrete driveway and pay astronomical bills to remove the fence. In retrospect we planted Chinese Fringe shrubs, red top photeneas and Drake Elms, all with shallow root systems. This may work for you, we shar concerns
Submitted by m.boudreaux
We too purchased property with the expensive white vinyl fence cemented into place be the previous owner. The fence is over a servitude and we are sick (too late) to know that it is possible that one day in order for the culverts to be serviced we may have to tear up the nearby concrete driveway and pay astronomical bills to remove the fence. In retrospect we planted Chinese Fringe shrubs, red top photeneas and Drake Elms, all with shallow root systems. This may work for you, we shar concerns
Submitted by m.boudreaux