Urban forests are natural solution to high winds

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

"Urban forestry" is strategically planting trees to offer protection to homes and crops. Many people don't connect trees and protection from the high winds. Urban forests offer a natural wind break effect that benefits property owners.

Windbreaks are exactly that - tightly planted rows of trees that shield homes and crops from high winds. High winds can not only damage our homes and buildings, but they also strip away valuable topsoil - and the root structures of windbreaks help hold the soil and its nutrients in place.