Rule of Thumb

BLOCKING THE WIND

A semipermeable row of plants will shelter the ground behind it for a distance 20 times the height of the ...

A semipermeable row of plants will shelter the ground behind it for a distance 20 times the height of the plants – whether they are 10 inches or 200 feet tall. For example, a shelterbelt of 60-foot poplars with a shrubbery understory will protect the soil downwind for 1,200 feet – regardless of windspeed. — Pierce Butler, Natchez, Mississippi

08/19/18