What trees would you suggest for planting a windbreak?
We live in a very windy area, and would like to plant a windbreak. What trees would you suggest?
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The best windbreaks include a combination of trees and shrubs. If space permits, put in six or eight rows of plants, with shrubs in the outer rows and trees in the middle. If space is at a premium, one or two rows will provide some relief from the wind. Choose from the following wind-tolerant plants.

 

Common Name

Botanical Name

Zones

American arborvitae
Black walnut
Coast redwood
Common lilac
Douglas fir
Eastern cottonwood
Eastern red cedar
Green ash
Hackberry
Hedge maple
Incense cedar
Leyland cypress x
Manzanita
Norway spruce, white spruce
Oleander
Osage orange
Ponderosa pine
Rocky Mountain juniper
Russian olive
Saskatoon serviceberry
Shingle oak, bur oak, willow oak
Siberian peashrub
Sweet bay
Tatarian honeysuckle
Thornless honeylocust
White willow

Thuja occidentalis
Juglans nigra
Sequoia sempervirens
Syringa vulgaris
Pseudotsuga menziesii
Populus deltoides
Juniperus virginiana
Fraxinus pennsylvanica
Celtis occidentalis
Acer campestre
Calocedrus decurrens
Cupressocyparis leylandii
Arctostaphylos manzanita
Picea spp.
Nerium oleander
Maclura pomifera
Pinus ponderosa
Juniperus scopulorum
Elaeangnus angustifolia
Amelanchier alnifolia
Quercus spp.
Caragana arborescens
Laurus nobilis
Lonicera tatarica
Gleditsia triacanthos inermis
Salix alba

3-7
4-9
7-9
3-7
(3)4-6
3-9
3-9
(2)3-9
3-9
5-8
5-8
6-10
8-10
2-8
8-10
5-9
3-6
3-7
2-7
2-5
3-9
2-7
8-10
3-8
4-9
2-8

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