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Planning Tree Windbreaks (Missouri, USA)

Using windbreaks fro energy efficiency

Windbreak research has indicated that heat energy savings of up to 40 percent are possible when you use windbreaks. Most of these savings result from reduced wind velocity and, therefore, reduced air infiltration in homes downwind from the windbreak (Table 1). The properly placed windbreak also serves as an effective snow barrier and can improve the working conditions in farmstead areas where you perform winter chores.