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Trees Protect Our Homes From High Winds

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Nature's Provider and Protector

 

The wind gently glides through the leaves as the strong branches sway gently with the breeze. On a calm day a tree can serve as a beautiful centerpiece of a home's lawn. A place where children can climb and where shade is cast for relief from the sun's rays. Trees purify our air and supply a home for many creatures, but did you know trees can also be a shield for your home during high winds? It's true, and large trees are some of the best wind barriers your home can have on guard.A Tree Nursery is a great place to buy trees.

In fact, Trees like Sumac trees can protect your home from wind damage in a plethora of ways. This act is achieved by redirecting the wind into multiple directions as it strikes the branches, trunk and leaves. Branches can also act as a net to catch small debris thrown by the wind, thus avoiding wind damage. Windows are especially vulnerable to damage from high velocity airflow. Snow and hail can be caught in the a tree's thick foliage, protecting your home from their damaging effects. Large trees also keep the wind from directly striking a buildings rooftop and dismantling the shingles.

Another ill effect high winds can cast upon a home is the inefficient operation of heating and cooling systems. Large trees keep the wind from directly striking a house, high winds can alter the temperature on the home's exterior which in turn raises or lowers the home's interior temperature. Your HVAC systems will be strained to make up the difference.

Planting trees, like the October Glory Maple in certain patterns can achieve a complete shield from strong gust, this method is called a windbreak. Windbreaks, when grown in the proper direction, are a natural protector. They not only wall off excess wind but serve as a source of privacy for your home.

Trees can be a great investment for any home. The ability of a tree to guard a home are many. Not only does Placing trees strategically around your home benefit the safety of the inhabitants living in the household, but also financially. The cost saved of wind damage that can be diverted is tremendous. 

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