Thursday, 13 December 2007

WIND TOLERANT TREE



Metrosideros Thomasii. A hardy Australian tree,great for coastal areas.

There are lots of great trees that can stand the wind,even our coastal ones. Check out a few at Coillte

The Backyardgardener has a good list too. (if the link works)

TREES WHICH WILL FORM GOOD WINDBREAKS


DECIDUOUS



Acer Ginnala
Amur Maple
Acer Negundo
Box Elder
Cratxgus mollis
Downy Hawthorn
Maclura pornifera
Osage Orange
Morus alba
White Mulberry
Populus alba
White Poplar
Populus balsamifera
Balsam Poplar
Quercus palustris
Pin Oak


EVERGREEN




Juniperus virginiana
Red Cedar
Picea alba
Canadian Spruce
Picea excelsa
Norway Spruce
Picea rubra
Red Spruce
Pinus nigra
Austrian Pine
Pinus ponderosa
Western Yellow Pine
Pinus resinosa
Red Cedar
Pinus rigida
Pitch Pine
Pinus Strobus
White Pine
Pinus sylvestris
Scots Pine
Pinus thunbergi
Japanese Black Pine
Thuya occidentalis
American Arborvitoe
Tsuga canadensis
Hemlock

Check out windbreaks for the coast

Gardenweb forum for more choice

2 comments:

Marshall said...

I hate to be a Debbie Downer, but for the sake of readers, I do not suggest this list. Unless there is a major difference in the quality of plants between the US and Australia, planting Morus Alba, Boxelder, and Poplars is a poor suggestion. The specimen maples listed need to be in a protected environment, not wind. I doubt you could even find them for purchase. As for the evergreens, some of those pines would tolerate wind, but some are not dense enough for an effective wind block. The Canadian Hemlock, Tsuga Canadensis, is definitely not a wind block. They are some of the pickiest evergreens around. They prefer some filtered sunlight, organic soil, and protection from harsh conditions.

Marshall said...

I hate to be a Debbie Downer, but for the sake of readers, I do not suggest this list. Unless there is a major difference in the quality of plants between the US and Australia, planting Morus Alba, Boxelder, and Poplars is a poor suggestion. The specimen maples listed need to be in a protected environment, not wind. I doubt you could even find them for purchase. As for the evergreens, some of those pines would tolerate wind, but some are not dense enough for an effective wind block. The Canadian Hemlock, Tsuga Canadensis, is definitely not a wind block. They are some of the pickiest evergreens around. They prefer some filtered sunlight, organic soil, and protection from harsh conditions.

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