a stand of trees forming a windbreak

Picking a tree for a windbreak is a big decision. A windbreak protects a home from the constant Illinois wind and blowing snow. With this important job, you want the trees that make up your windbreak to be strong and healthy for as long as possible.

To help in making that decision here are some popular trees used in windbreaks, but not all are considered ideal species up for the task of protecting your home from the elements.