Using Trees For Wind Breaking

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Using Trees For Wind Breaking

23 October 2017
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Do you know you can use trees as windbreakers? Mature trees can absorb strong winds and prevent them from damaging your property, such as the roof of your house if they are planted properly. Keep these tips in mind if you want to use a line of trees as a windbreaker:

Space the Trees Properly

The first tip is to mind the spacing of the trees and ensure that they are neither too close nor too far apart. Planning the trees too close together will interfere with their growth by making them compete for resources (water, nutrients, sunlight, and others), especially when they grow up and become big. Planting the trees woo far apart also makes them less effective at blocking the wind. The trick is to plant them as close together as possible without interfering with their growth.

Mix the Tree Species

Planting the same species of trees is not bad as far as blocking wind is concerned. The main danger is that if something affects the health or life of the trees, you will lose your windbreakers. For example, if a pest attacks the trees and they are all of the same species, you are likely to lose all of them. Planting mixed species ensures that you don't lose your entire line of windbreakers even if something attacks one of them.

Plant Wind Resistant Trees

You want your line of trees to block the wind, but you also don't want them to be damaged by the wind. Therefore, choose tree species that can withstand wind forces without getting damaged. For one, trees should have deep routes so that they don't get uprooted easily. Secondly, they should be strong enough so that their limbs or trunk don't break easily due to wind forces. Lastly, it's also good if the chosen species are flexible so that they can bend in the wind without breaking.

Choose Large Species

Lastly, you need large trees if you want to block as much wind as possible. Large here means the trees should be tall and broad; that will mean they have enough foliage to block the wind. Being tall also means the trees can block wind forces at all levels. If you are just starting out, plant trees that grow fast and reach considerable heights.

Consult local tree services to help you with the design of your natural windbreakers. They can help you choose the best tree species and plant them at an appropriate location to block as much wind forces as possible.