"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.