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Gina Glathar, Real Estate Pro in Southlake, TX

Which side of your home would you plant wind-block trees? Where is the worse wind coming from in North Texas?

Asked by Gina Glathar, Southlake, TX Fri Mar 15, 2013

Also, what type of trees would you use in North Texas?

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Good Evening Gina
Most people do not know that North Central Texas is actually more windy than Chicago!
To answer your question on wind block
We get strong north winds from the Arctic in winter
Strong southern winds from the gulf in spring and summer
and Strong winds out of the west on occasion based on currents from the Pacific
The area that we get the least wind from is the east
Look at your home and the orientation of windows and the yard space you plan to use this may provide some great guidance on the wind block especially if your house already provides shelter on one side.

The best resource I know of for trees that do well in North Central Texas is Neil Sperry and he has a website with the best trees and shrubs for North Texas. Best of luck to you!

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2 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Mar 15, 2013
Good Morning Gina! The prevailing winds in North Texas are out of the South. You will also find that the South side of your property is exposed to the sun nearly all day. So you may find that a few strategically placed trees will act as a wind-block and provide much needed shade. There are several fine plant nurseries in the Keller area. I’m sure they could suggest the type of tree to plant and the best place to plant them.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sat Mar 16, 2013
North and western sides. That is where the strongest winds usually blow during the colder months. In North Texas people are usually more worried about the summer sun and electric bills. The type of tree depends on how fast you want it to grow. Post oaks and such do well in this area yet are slow growth. Crape Myrtle can grow fast however they are not very tall.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri Mar 15, 2013
We are at the very bottom of the jet stream, so you actually get the winds from the North, turns back around and heads back North again.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jul 24, 2013
Recommend to contact a professional landscraper to assist with all your questions. Much depends on the property, direction, soil, size of lot and much more


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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Mar 16, 2013
That's an arborist question. May depend if you want for shade, wind block, fast growing, how tall, how close to the house etc.

Prevailing wind direction is South, but I've never hear of here in a residential neighborhood people planting for wind block. In the country to protect cropland on the plains, yes, but not in a neighborhood.

I've never really noticed or heard about people bothered by the wind?
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