Can I grow apple trees in my windbreak?

The primary function of a windbreak is to reduce wind speed around areas in need of protection. If you are interested in having multiple species in your windbreak, apples might be a good choice.

  • Locate the apple trees in interior or wind-sheltered rows as their tolerance to wind is not as great as that of other species.
  • Place the apple trees closer than in a typical orchard, and plan for a reduced fruit yield, particularly if the windbreak plantings are