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Oaks of the Wild West


Are you looking to create a break from a consistent prevailing wind?

Arizona Blue Ice Cypress

Arizona Blue Ice Cypress

What are the best types of trees to use?

To create the best wind break, select trees that grow 'wide' and NOT just tall. Oak trees while beautiful are not a good selection for this purpose. They do not have enough dense foliage.

There are a wide variety of cedar trees that we carry that make a good selection.


Tips about Planting Tree Windbreaks

Italian Stone Pine Candles

Italian Stone Pine Candles

How fast and large do these trees grow?

Mixed group of different types of windbreak trees

Different windbreak trees

Evergreen trees such as Cedar Trees grow at a fast rate. Pine trees grow at a slower rate. However, Pine trees will grow to be very tall (a Cluster Pine at the nursery is about 20' tall), while Cedar trees are shorter in nature (around 8 to 12 feet).

An Italian Stone Pine tree is a great tree to choose because it foliage is extremely dense.

An Arizona Cypress has a wonderful shape and grows very wide at the base is more narrow on top.

Different varieties of Cypress are different shades of green, that can add visual interest to your row of windbreak trees.