TWISTER AND WIND PROTECTION

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    Rafael Gamboa New Member

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    Today I received a terrible notification: some kind of twister o violent wind overturned many of my fruit trees last night. So I need to ask about any permaculture recommendations for "wind breakers" or something like that. Thanks for any help about this subject.
     
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    Hi Rafael,
    Sorry to hear about the damage to your fruit trees.
    Some basic windbreak design info here: https://www.worldagroforestry.org/Units/Library/Books/Book 06/html/8.9_trees_as_wind.htm?n=90
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    I don't know about Costa Rica, but here we use a very fast growing tree commonly called "hybrid poplar": https://forestry.about.com/od/silviculture/p/hyb_poplar.htm
    For protection of small areas and individual trees, we install small fence sections. This works where the prevailing wind direction is nearly constant.
     
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    Thank you very much. I understand this idea very well; it matches with every thing I have read so far...I am happy that this happens right now: the damage is minimal and motivates me to develop many different measures, to prevent further and bigger damages in the future. But choosing the right species is the great challenge... So far Spondias bombin seems to be one of my best options, combine with Zygia longifolia and others. Thanks.
     

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