Evergreen Trees - Beauty and Protection
Whether they are White Pine trees, Leyland Cypress trees, Arborvitae, or Norwegian Spruce trees, having an assortment of beautiful evergreen trees as part of the landscape will provide solace to the eye and soul. Still, they offer decent protection as wind barriers to surrounding landscaping and buildings too. Integrating evergreens as wind barriers into a quality landscape design or project is not a new concept. It allows the natural elements and beauty of these varietals to complement the immediate surroundings thoroughly.
Consider, amongst the other evergreens, White Pine trees and Leyland Cypress trees. These two evergreens are not only hearty and beautiful; they are particularly beneficial as wind barriers. They both offer large amounts of horizontal coverage, and both promise fast growth rates. It is recommended that if planting trees that are not saplings, they are spaced at approximately 10 feet apart and placed in a position where they receive plenty of natural sun and water. If the trees planted are young, having two or three growth years, it can reasonably expect that within two or three additional years, a formidable wind barrier will emerge.
Another benefit of incorporating evergreen trees into a landscape is they can, and do, provide substantial privacy. With today’s trends by townships, developers, and some Homeowners Associations toward restricting traditional fencing, trees are a very reasonable and gorgeous alternative. If executed properly, a landscape design that assimilates large plant species with a blend of trees will provide both privacy and wind protection to the environs nearby.
Perhaps one of the most important reasons to consider trees as windbreaks is because it saves money. If a building or home is in a scorching, windy, dry, or cold region, and obviously during those long winter months in the country's northern parts, trees are performing as windbreaks can significantly lower the costs associated with heating and cooling as well. Some estimates claim upward of a 30% savings. Additionally, wind reduction also plays a crucial role in reducing any drying effects upon vegetation protected by it.
Trees are beautiful creations and have unusual designs. They not only offer a natural habitat for numerous birds and other tiny creatures, but they also provide excellent protection against the effects of wind. They can, in the long run, save tons of that hard-earned money.