Windbreak trees are generally selected for their quick growth, density, and longevity. If you travel to the Midwest, you will 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 tree area and experienced the solitude, the wonders of nature, and never ending life circle of nature’s creatures? Windbreak trees 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.