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Windbreak trees are selected for their quick growth, density, and longevity. If you travel the mid-west you can see several examples of these trees along roadways, encircling farmsteads, and even as mid-field wind barriers between crops. Windbreaks are cultivated and grown in areas that have persistent high winds and possibilities of erosion; if the soil is light, it has a propensity to blow away.
Have you ever taken a walk in a mature windbreak and experienced the solitude, the wonders of nature, and never ending life circle of nature’s creatures? Windbreaks provide wonderful places for wildlife to feed and reproduce. A row of trees serves to lessen or break the force of the wind, catch snow, and keep the snow from covering roadways. When planting a windbreak, consult with a Nature Hills representative, with a local extension agency or horticulturalist to assist in choosing the best trees for your area.