Shelter belts are very important here in rural Kansas. We have a shelter belt of two rows of mature Cedars and a row of Elms running north-south on the west side of our property and a very mature shelter belt on the north running east west of two rows of Pines and an inside row of cedars.
First, what do I need to do to maintain and keep these very mature trees healthy and keep my shelter belt going for years more?
and Second, I would like to make this a nice place to put a park bench and would like to know what kind of plants can I put here? Is it all possible to put any edible plants any where here as well--like fruit bearing blueberries?