How it works
How it helps
Trees serve as a sound barrier and muffle road noise. Trees and shrubs provide food and cover for wildlife.
Improved livestock weight gains can be expected when livestock are protected from winter winds and snow.
Will the mature windbreak cast a shadow over the driveway or nearby road, prolonging icy conditions?
Will trees in the windbreak attract the desired wildlife species?
Will the position of the mature windbreak cause a visibility hazard for drivers or dump snow where it's not wanted?
Plant on at least the north and west sides of the area to be protected;
extend rows 50 feet beyond that area. *
Don't plant trees on the south or east side of a road. At mature height
the trees will cast a shadow and prolong icy road conditions. *
Keep plantings 20 to 30 feet away from phone or utility lines.
Plant trees according to spacing recommendations for the species.
Do not plant over septic leach fields.
Fence livestock out.
Inspect regularly to help control damage.
* Check local recommendations.