The Florida Experience
Living windbreaks that protect various agricultural crops, pastures, homes, and buildings are more common in Florida than may be generally recognized. Also, there are natural windbreaks that serve the same function. Examples of some living windbreaks and the results of a windbreak for citrus research study are available by clicking on the appropriate links below.
- A description and the results of a 4-year windbreak for citrus study conducted at the UF/IFAS/Indian River Research and Education Center, Fort Pierce.
- There are two citrus groves planted in Florida in which the citrus trees and windbreaks were planted simultaneously in 1985 and 1991, respectively. Read the details and view photos of these two and other cases.
- Photos and details of living windbreaks throughout Florida