Content tagged "wind"

Trees in Urban Environments: Site & Species Considerations

   To ensure a tree will grow and develop to maturity, it is essential to evaluate the environmental conditions of a site.Light PatternsConsider the amount...

Windbreaks for Energy Conservation

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: October 01, 2015

 People go to great lengths to conserve energy in this era of tight budgets and environmental awareness. However, many do not realize that the simple act of...

What should I do during a tornado watch?

A tornado watch means conditions are favorable  for the development of tornadoes. Remain alert for approaching storms. Listen to your battery-operated NOAA...

Why do you want the wind blowing when you conduct a prescribed burn?

Prescribed Fire Updated: May 29, 2013

On days winds are light they are also variable in direction. This creates a situation where fire and smoke are going in multiple and unpredictable...

The Benefits of Evergreen Conifers for Energy Conservation

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: March 22, 2013

More than 100 species of native and introduced evergreen conifers are found in the forests and cities of North America. These conifer species have evergreen...

Effect of Wind on Apple Trees

Apples Updated: September 16, 2011

Strong wind, especially wind associated with tropical storms that saturate the soil, can cause fruit trees to lean and sometimes be totally uprooted. Due to...

Where can I find the average wind speed and direction for my area?

Home Energy Updated: December 28, 2010

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