Ask a Question
Notify Me On Question Update
Email this Question
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.
Rate This FAQ
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.
Submit Your Suggestion
Other Questions In This Topic
- I had to cut down a large Globe Willow tree in my back yard as it was growing into the power line. I have heard that it is dangerous to burn the wood from a Globe Willow in a fireplace as it emits toxic fumes. Is this true?
- I am trying to grow an indoor herb garden. My dill and cilantro are failing miserably! I think I am also harvesting them when they are too young. Help! They are frail and stringy.
- I live in East Murray, West Holaday, Salt Lake County. We have a large pine tree and want to plant some flowers under/near it. The plants would be along a fence that runs to the east of the tree. Some, very little west sun in the evening. Any suggestions? I would love some long lasting flowers.
- We have Ray wood ash trees around our home and last year they were topped by hormworms. What do you suggest?
- What of the drought grasses mentioned Buffalograss, Blue grama, crested wheat grass or Sideouts grama grass, would most likely trigger allergy issues? Which one the least? Where to buy? Plant as sod? May we have instructions on "planting," care and maintanence, please?
- I have a vine growing on my fence that has sparse dark blue berries and thick red stems. What plant is this? Image showing this plant can be seen at http://themodbod.files.wordpress.com/2007/09/ivy-to-use.jpg
- I have a young (~3 year old) brown turkey fig. I planted it last fall and it survived! the winter. It is producing small figs now but the leaves have a brownish gray powdery looking substance on them. It doesn't rub off but looks like powdery spots. Any clue what it might be or what I should do? The leaves remain green and look healthy. This appeared after the recent heavy rains.
- My Grandmother has several apple tree saplings that she has grown from seeds. She has offered one of the saplings to us. We want to know what time of year is the best for transplanting? Should we dig it out this fall and keep it in the garage until spring? Or could we transplant at the end of September? Is there a transplanting guide? Thank You For Your Time!