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Strong easterly and south-westerly winds are a feature of the Swan Coastal Plain and we receive frequent inquiries about which tree species are suitable for planting as windbreaks. When selecting trees for windbreaks you must match the species to the various soil types which occur along the Coastal Plain. The mature height of the tree is also an important consideration in good windbreak design. This Bulletin lists species which are suitable for windbreaks in descending order of mature height and indicates the soil type(s) on which they should be planted.
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Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia
Windbreaks, Soil types, Crops, Foliage, Swan coastal plain, Western Australia
Agronomy and Crop Sciences | Soil Science
English, L, Angell, K, and Metropolitan District Office, Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia. (1989), Trees for windbreaks on swan coastal plain farms. Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia, Perth. Bulletin 4150.
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