Windbreak dilemma


Old 03-30-12, 08:52 AM
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Windbreak dilemma

Our home runs North-South, with a 2.5 acre pond along the west side. Original owners built it far too close to the house, in my opinion, but this leaves me with cold, strong winter winds skipping across the water and slamming my house. Distance b/w the house and pond averages 20-25 feet. Home is on a slab, but need to be cognizant of roots both directions (house and pond). This strip doens't constitute the main dam, but still don't want to perforate edges unnecesarily. Would I be able to do any windbreak here, or am i stuck with a simple line of arborvitae 5-6 ft from the house?
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Old 03-30-12, 09:50 AM
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Do you own the pond? If so, what about the wind break being on the other side of the pond?
Old 03-30-12, 10:39 AM
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Along the north side of our house the wind break trees are about 75 yards from the house. That far away they don't provide a total block of the wind but they do force the worst of it up and over the house, so the wind break does not have to be real close to be effective.

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