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windbreak

a fence, line of trees, etc., serving as a protection from the wind by breaking its force

Windbreak

One or more rows of trees or shrubs planted in such a manner as to provide shelter from the wind and to protect soil from erosion. Windbreaks around a home can reduce the cost of heating and cooling and save energy. Windbreaks are also planted to help keep snow from drifting onto roadways and even yards. Other benefits include providing habitat for wildlife, and in some regions the trees are harvested for wood products.

Windbreak

 

a forest strip 20-30 m wide, intended to protect the forest against windfall. A windbreak consists chiefly of leaf-bearing trees that have a deep root system and are capable of developing a dense crown; it is arranged perpendicular to the prevailing winds. A windbreak is shaped by intensive thinning out of young trees to promote the formation of a dense, branched crown capable of withstanding gusts of wind. Leaf-bearing shrubs are planted between the trees.

windbreak

[′win‚brāk]
(engineering)
Any device designed to obstruct wind flow and intended for protection against any ill effects of wind.

windbreak

A dense growth of trees, fence, wall or the like, which provides protection against the wind, esp. to gardens and buildings.
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Windbreaks are another great way of helping your hives stay warm; just make sure the hive opening is facing away from the wind break.
Plant the windbreak away from your house at a distance between two and five times the mature height of the tallest trees you plant, as this will provide the greatest energy savings for your home.
I figured any grouse ahead of us was likely hiding just inside the edge of the windbreak to our left, or perhaps right along the outside edge in the grass, waiting to see what might unfold before flushing.
Since windbreak heights varied among fields, actual distances from the windbreaks varied among fields.
The cane windbreak is yet another example of the creativity and resilience of Native American people in adapting to a challenging environment.
You may need to buy a man-made windbreak to protect the young plants that will become your natural windbreak in a few years' time.
However, if you don't want to trap cold air, thin the existing windbreak to open up its base.
However, by walking a mere 25 feet to the window in an adjoining room facing the windbreak, I'm in another world.
The windbreak shelter selected for this study is located 3 km (1.
HELP is needed to plant 420 trees to create a windbreak for abandoned animals.
Erect a temporary windbreak around newly-planted evergreens to prevent damage.
Protect newly planted evergreens with a temporary windbreak until they are established.