Planning and Planting a Five-Row Windbreak


Idaho offers many benefits - sun, rain and snow, fertile soils, clean water, fresh air, scenic vistas, and rivers, forests, and rangelands teeming with fish and wildlife. But Idaho also offers wind that moves soil and snow, creating hazards that cost dollars and loss of life.

Properly designed and maintained windbreaks provide many benefits including:

  • home energy conservation
  • improved crop yields
  • reduced soil erosion
  • better livestock performance
  • snow drift control
  • wildlife habitat
  • increased home value

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