Texas A&M Forest Service (TFS) West
Texas Nursery (WTN) offers hands-on assistance to High Plains cooperators, with
160 acres or more, in the actual planting of multiple row windbreaks. Upon
request of the producer, WTN personnel will meet with him/her, discuss the
protection needs and design a windbreak according to those needs. Those willing
to comply with the required TFS guidelines, will be personally assisted in the
planting process by WTN personnel.
WTN has a tree planter and fabric
layer available for rent to assist with large windbreak planting projects. The
tree planter will plant 400 to 500 seedlings per hour.
Often WTN assists
in cooperation with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Soil and Water
Conservation Districts, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and/or Texas
Department of Transportation.
Landowners wishing to plant conservation
windbreaks on their own initiative may purchase seedlings through their local
Soil and Water Conservation District or by contacting the Texas A&M Forest Service West Texas