trees for rural shelter

tony seymour asked 9 years ago

I have a large rural garden surrounded by fairly flat fields, so the prevailing wind is stronger than usual. i want to block this wind as much as possible using trees and shrubs. any suggestions?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
On well-drained land, plant hazel, holly, birch, hornbeam and hawthorn and if there is space, perhaps some oak.

On wet ground, plant alder or willow.

Plant these are a shelter belt of about 10 metres or more wide and not in lines.

More at: https://gardenie.wpengine.com/gerrycategory/hedges-and-shelter-belts/?id=5411

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