Windbreak Design & Management
What is the best design for a windbreak? The answer to that question depends on the intended purpose of the windbreak, and the characteristics of the site where the windbreak will be located.
Windbreaks can be planted to enhance wildlife, provide snow protection for humans and livestock, provide wind protection to dwellings in both winter and summer, prevent soil erosion by wind from farm fields, reduce water runoff from agricultural lands, or provide additional income. The final design of the windbreak should be based on objectives determined for your individual site.
Several great University of Nebraska publications are available providing guidance to design your windbreak and manage it for years to come.
- How Windbreaks Work, EC1763
- Field Windbreaks, EC1778
- Trees of Nebraska, EC1774
- Windbreak Establishment, G1764
- Windbreak Renovation, EC1777
- Windbreaks and Wildlife, EC1771
- Windbreaks for Fruit and Vegetable Crops, G1779
- Windbreaks for Livestock Operations, EC1776
- Windbreaks for Rural Living, EC1767
- Windbreaks for Snow Management, EC1770
- Windbreaks in Sustainable Agricultural Systems, EC1772
- Windbreak Management, EC1768
- Drip Irrigation Design and Management Considerations for Windbreaks, G1739
- Care of Newly Planted Trees, G1195