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By Sharon Bokan
Colorado State University Extension Boulder County 

Planning a windbreak

 
Series: CSU Extension Boulder County | Story 31

October 20, 2021

Courtesy photo

A single row blue spruce windbreak, planted as seedlings sixty years ago.

As we head into the windier and hopefully snowier time of year, now is the time to make plans to plant a windbreak on your small acreage next spring. Windbreaks make your yard less windy, prevent snow drifts across the driveway and in corrals, prevent soil erosion, provide protection and shade for your livestock and provide wildlife habitat. In our area, windbreaks should be planted on the no...



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