I recently cut down several trees on a stone wall that were getting out of hand, but now we have no privacy. I need something that can survive in MA but won’t get too crazy and take over everything in sight.
This article has some ideas on selecting trees for your landscape: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/small-trees-for-gardens.htm
One important point is to consider the size the tree will be when full grown. This article will give you some suggestions for trees to use in your area: http://extension.umass.edu/landscape/fact-sheets/trees-shrubs-and-vines-low-maintenance-landscapes