Every fall and winter is a good time to walk threw your evergreen windbreak
no matter how old it is and look for deciduous trees/vines (mulberries are the
worst) growing in it. These need to be removed to prevent the
destruction of your evergreens, by crowding and competition. They
should be killed by using Roundup from Oct 15th to Dec. 15th. on the cut
stems/trunk. NEVER use Tordon or other chemicals under or around your windbreak
trees as it can and will kill them. Call us if you have any questions on
this, and we can do it for you if you do not want to do this yourself.
What is a
A person who specializes in the
layout, plants used, and long life design to break, block or divert the
wind to any given area.
Services we provide as a
Over 40 years of experience in all
aspects of windbreaks
Best placement of plants to block
winds at any time of the year.
Annual rainfall and temperatures in
your area of the windbreak.
Soil types and conditions in the
area of your windbreak.
Govt. cost share programs available
to help pay for your windbreak.
Proper trees and shrubs that will
do well in your area, and have a long life.
Proper spacing of trees and shrubs
to provide a long lasting windbreak.
Proper herbicides that can be used
around windbreak trees and shrubs.
Control measures of unwanted
animals and insects in your windbreak
Control measures of
volunteer/unwanted trees and shrubs in your windbreak.
Reduction of odors by proper
placement of trees and shrubs
Control of blowing snow into an
area where you do not want it.
Trees/shrubs, delivery and planting
of windbreaks in the Midwest—USA
UPS shipping of bare root trees and shrubs
for windbreaks throughout the USA.
Stay Alive is our motto with windbreak trees.
the planting, with minimum care
Grow well "Thrive" after planting
Stay Alive with a long life.
Over 90% of the windbreaks designed
and installed are done incorrectly using the wrong species or spacing.
Have your windbreak designed or if
you have a plan from someone else, checked by a
We can design your windbreak,
provide the trees, plant and advise you on how to care for them.
We specialize in
for questions on windbreaks.
If you want to stop by always call us first to be sure we are
here and not out looking at a project.
What does it cost to put in a windbreak from
Kelly Tree Farm?
Here is an estimate on an average 3 row windbreak 300 ft long.
Outside row 26 Arborvitae or Cedar spaced 12 ft apart 2 1/2 ft
tall $25 each.
Middle row 16 Pine or Spruce spaced 20 ft apart 2-3 ft tall @
Inside row 16 pine or Spruce spaced 20 ft apart 2-3 ft tall @
Take off $2 each for over 50 price and pick them up yourself
Total for 58 trees $1450.00 without discount + sales tax of 7%
Our trees are easy to plant, with a hole 14" wide by 12" deep,
and many people do it themselves but if you want us to do: Layout, Planting,
Provide chemical weed control for 58 trees @ $14 -$20 each depending on
distance we have to travel for a total of $812.00 (at $14. per tree) +
sales tax of 7% and mileage to your place and back @ .90 per mile
In Iowa we have two different cost share programs to help pay
for your windbreak. One is the REAP program, available to sign up at the NRCS office in your county. Maximum amount available is $1500.00 per
In all states is the CRP potted shelterbelt program which will
pay up to $3200.00 for your new windbreak. Both programs shown above
are available at the Farm Service Agency in your county, look under US
Government in the phone book to see where they are located at.
With or without cost share programs, a windbreak is not an
expensive project and will pay you back for the next 100 years, plus no
additional property tax on windbreaks.
We have thousands of your favorite potted or bare root
windbreak/shade trees/shrubs available for spring planting.
We design windbreaks, and ship
bare root plants in the springtime,
throughout the US for windbreaks we also plant
windbreaks throughout the Midwest of
We accept Cash, Checks and Visa and MasterCard.
Kelly Tree Farm, 191 Quincy Ave. Clarence IA 52216 - PH: 563-452-4300 -
Our windbreaks win awards!
Brad and Patty Manuel from Olin, IA with their state
award from the Iowa Soil and Water Districts for Best Windbreak in the
state of Iowa. We planned, provided and planted
the trees for this windbreak in 2001.
Ryan and Lana Reed from Ottumwa, Iowa on their
2012 Pork Industry Environmental Stewards award. We helped
with the design and provided the trees for this project. Ryan and
Lana did all the planting and weed control. Read the story and see
the video on our Livestock Buildings page.
Growing up in the windswept plains of Iowa I saw the effects of wind and how a row or several rows of trees completely changed the environment that we lived in, especially in the winter, but also at other times of the year.
We have been growing and planting windbreaks in the Midwest for over 40 years and believe we have the knowledge to provide you with the best windbreak trees that will survive in your area.
Many times people will sell any kind of evergreen and call it a windbreak, but after a few years the tree does poorly or does not survive at all.
We are here to provide you with the knowledge that comes with over 40 years of work in this area, when you are ready to plant a windbreak, we are here to help you get it done and done right.
BENEFITS OF A WINDBREAK