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My neighbors have horses, and I need to create a wind break of sorts to control dust from their pasture. Please advise regarding trees shrubs I can plant close to fenceline for windbreak that the horses won't eat.
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The following is a link to a Utah Forest Fact Sheet on Windbreak Benefits and Design http://extension.usu.edu/forestry/Reading/Assets/PDFDocs/NR_FF/NRFF005.pdf
Listed in the publication are some plants you might consider for the windbreak
Honeylocust (Gleditsis tricanthos)
Hackberry (Celtis occidentalis)
Ashes (Fraxinus spp.)
Sumacs (Rhus spp.)
I would suggest choosing diverse planting versus choosing only one plant, since that could cause problems if a plant disease hits one plant, the other plants of the same species are susceptible, and a diverse planting with different heights can be more effective with different heights and textures to augment dust control.
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