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Question: What is the best tree to create a wind break for the house and yard? I was thinking a kind of pine tree (one deer do not eat)
I appreciate your advice.
Thank you.

Answer: According to the University of Wyoming, the following trees are best for windbreaks:

Colorado Blue Spruce; Grows tall; grows in moist soils but will grow on drier sites if watered to establishment.
Ponderosa Pine; Tall; grows in most soils of low pH except heavy clay, one of the better windbreak trees.
Rocky Mountain Juniper; Tall; hardy drought tolerant native, best used for windbreaks or screens.
Aspen; Tall; grayish white bark, turns yellow in the fall, usually planted in clumps, requires plentiful moisture.

All should be safe from deer.

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