How does vegetation guide wind to maximize cooling in the summer months?

Trees for Energy Conservation April 27, 2016 Print Friendly and PDF

Strategically positioning vegetation in the landscape can maximize cooling in summer months and help protect from cold winds in the winter. Wind may be accelerated &/or, to some extent, directed by the use of strategically placed trees and other vegetation planted to modify airflow.  Knowing the prevailing wind directions and then determining what tree species are well suited to that site are the first steps.


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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.