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Create a tree break to block a prevailing wind.

Arizona Blue Ice Cypress

Arizona Blue Ice Cypress

What are the trees that block the most wind?

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 a wind break. There is not enough dense foliage.

Cedar trees, Juniper trees, Pine trees and Cypress trees make a good selection.

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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.