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5. Pine trees

These pine trees are planted slightly away from the building and are not too close together. They make a good windbreak if they are planted like this as the pine needles slow down and trap the wind, which reduces the noise of wind. The curved arc will deflect some wind away from the building, reducing heat loss by convection.