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This NebGuide provides general information for designing a tree and shrub windbreak. Landowners should work with a natural resource professional to develop site-specific tree planting plans.
What is the best design for a windbreak? The answer depends on the purpose of the windbreak, the benefits desired and the characteristics of the site where the windbreak will be located. The optimum windbreak will include enough trees to provide both wind and snow protection.