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Windbreak Hedge

Aims: Today the windbreak hedge is a dominant feature in the agricultural landscape. It allows water to be economized, it protects livestock from the wind, cold and sun, it improves the productivity of crops and shields them against heavy rain. It protects buildings and helps prevent soil erosion as well as encouraging wildlife and creating a better balance amongst the animals.
At a time when everyone is talking about pollution and climate change, the planting of a windbreak hedge is really a good gesture for the environment.

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Effectiveness: A well thought out windbreak hedge has an effect that is 15 times its height. For example if it reaches 20m high then its beneficial impact is felt for a distance of 300 m!

Composition: The windbreak hedge is made up of 3 elements:

1- Trees with a high canopy typified by a trunk without any branches for the first 4 or 5 metres followed by a clump of branches above. The clump provides the hedge with its high level protection. The trees used can reach upto 25m in height when fully grown.

2- Coppiced trees which have been cut very short in the second year and which will form a copse. These will give the hedge its protective qualities in its intermediary section.

3- Bushy shrubs ensure the resistance of the hedge at its base. They also provide cover and food for the animals and birds.

Adult height: Up to 25m.

Period of interest: All year

Planting distances: Every metre.

Example of Windbreak Hedge:
Planfor Windbreak Hedge
Bamboo Windbreak Hedge

 
A short guide for deciding what to include in your Windbreak Hedge:
Plants Bloom Foliage Tolérance Calcaire Rusticité Hauteur  
Birch, Silver
J.F.M.A.M.J.J.A.S.O.N.D
-40°C 30m
high stem
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Blackthorn
J.F.M.A.M.J.J.A.S.O.N.D
J.F.M.A.M.J.J.A.S.O.N.D
-28°C 5m
low
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Buckthorn, glossy
J.F.M.A.M.J.J.A.S.O.N.D
J.F.M.A.M.J.J.A.S.O.N.D
-40°C 5m
low
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Cherry, plum
J.F.M.A.M.J.J.A.S.O.N.D
J.F.M.A.M.J.J.A.S.O.N.D
-32°C 8m
medium
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Cotoneaster, milkflower
J.F.M.A.M.J.J.A.S.O.N.D
J.F.M.A.M.J.J.A.S.O.N.D
-15°C 2m
low
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Crab-apple
J.F.M.A.M.J.J.A.S.O.N.D
J.F.M.A.M.J.J.A.S.O.N.D
No Alkalinity Tolerance -32°C 10m
medium
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Dogwood, bloodtwig
J.F.M.A.M.J.J.A.S.O.N.D
J.F.M.A.M.J.J.A.S.O.N.D
-23°C 4m
low
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Elderberry, Black
J.F.M.A.M.J.J.A.S.O.N.D
J.F.M.A.M.J.J.A.S.O.N.D
-29°C 6m
low
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Guelder-rose
J.F.M.A.M.J.J.A.S.O.N.D
J.F.M.A.M.J.J.A.S.O.N.D
-40°C 4m
low
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Hawthorn, Common
J.F.M.A.M.J.J.A.S.O.N.D
J.F.M.A.M.J.J.A.S.O.N.D
-35°C 10m
medium
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Hazel, common
J.F.M.A.M.J.J.A.S.O.N.D
J.F.M.A.M.J.J.A.S.O.N.D
-28°C 5m
low
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Hornbeam
J.F.M.A.M.J.J.A.S.O.N.D
-20°C 15m
medium
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Oak, downy
J.F.M.A.M.J.J.A.S.O.N.D
-20°C 20m
high stem
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Oak, holm
J.F.M.A.M.J.J.A.S.O.N.D
No Alkalinity Tolerance -15°C 30m
high stem
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Oak, Pyrenean
J.F.M.A.M.J.J.A.S.O.N.D
No Alkalinity Tolerance -15°C 20m
high stem
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Oak, sessile
J.F.M.A.M.J.J.A.S.O.N.D
-28°C 40m
high stem
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Pear, common
J.F.M.A.M.J.J.A.S.O.N.D
J.F.M.A.M.J.J.A.S.O.N.D
No Alkalinity Tolerance -28°C 20m
high stem
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Privet, common
J.F.M.A.M.J.J.A.S.O.N.D
J.F.M.A.M.J.J.A.S.O.N.D
-30°C 3m
low
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Privet, oval leaved
J.F.M.A.M.J.J.A.S.O.N.D
J.F.M.A.M.J.J.A.S.O.N.D
-30°C 5m
low
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Rose, dog
J.F.M.A.M.J.J.A.S.O.N.D
J.F.M.A.M.J.J.A.S.O.N.D
-15°C 3m
low
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Rowan
J.F.M.A.M.J.J.A.S.O.N.D
J.F.M.A.M.J.J.A.S.O.N.D
No Alkalinity Tolerance -36°C 15m
medium
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Service tree, wild
J.F.M.A.M.J.J.A.S.O.N.D
J.F.M.A.M.J.J.A.S.O.N.D
-20°C 20m
high stem
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Strawberry tree
J.F.M.A.M.J.J.A.S.O.N.D
J.F.M.A.M.J.J.A.S.O.N.D
No Alkalinity Tolerance -12°C 10m
medium
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Wayfaring tree
J.F.M.A.M.J.J.A.S.O.N.D
J.F.M.A.M.J.J.A.S.O.N.D
-40°C 4m
low
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KEY
: Color of berries or fruit useful to animals
J.F.M.A.M.J.J.A.S.O.N.D
: Month of year, months for fruiting shown in bold
(Ex. Here fruiting occurs between March and September.)
: Fruits or berries from the plant that are appreciated by birds
: Fruits or berries from the plant that are appreciated by rodents
H: 3 m
: Height of adult plant, here 3m high
: Plant does not tolerate alkaline soil
-20°C
: Adult plant hardy to -20°C
 

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