Natural Resources, School of


Date of this Version

January 1991


Published by University of Nebraska Extension EC 91 - 1764-B. Copyright © 1991 University of Nebraska – Lincoln.


A successful windbreak planting depends on proper establishment and care during the first few years after planting. Time spent in site preparation, weed control, and replanting is repaid many times during the lifetime of the windbreak. Take no shortcuts in the planning and establishment of your windbreak.

Windbreaks are investments in the future value of your property. Each windbreak system is unique and your windbreak should be designed for your site and objectives. Your local conservation office can provide help in designing and installing your windbreak. These organizations can also help with recommendations on where to buy planting stock, and how to treat your windbreak as investment.