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some very detailed, informative articles here but no one mentioned if these windbreak trees are livestock friendly, i.e., sheep and horses.
 
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Welcome to Permies!

I don't have any livestock, so I am unable to comment as to what trees are safe for them. However, if you can share some information about where in the world you are and about your climate, some experts may drop by to help you out.

What type of wind protection do you need? What is your wind speed? Is your wind predominately in the summer, or winter? (deciduous vs evergreen)

Are you in flat land, or steep slope?

How tall do the trees need to be? Did you have any specific tree species in mind?

Basically, the more information you can tell us, the better our answers will be.
 
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anna-marie lorenzo wrote:some very detailed, informative articles here but no one mentioned if these windbreak trees are livestock friendly, i.e., sheep and horses.





I have a place in the high desert and have had geat success with afghan pine trees. They do well with minimal water. I also lobe native honey mesquite trees but they have thorns.
 
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Thornless Honey Locust are tough as nails down here.
 
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