Species Selection: An Overview
04-01-2016 in Green Farmstead Partner
Using the right species of tree in the right place is critical to the long-term success of your new windbreak.
With the help and expertise of Trees Forever, we’ve compiled a list of suggested species, broken out by various categories. Be sure to read “Back to the Basics: Windbreaks and Tree Species Selection” first for an overview of the differences between the categories. Then delve into the articles below for more specific ideas.
- Species Selection: Evergreen Tree Ideas
- Species Selection: Deciduous Tree Ideas
- Species Selection: Ornamental Tree Ideas
- Species Selection: Shrub Ideas
- Species Selection: Native Grasses
As always, please consult with a landscape or nursery professional to determine the species that are best-suited for your site.
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