Examples from the Web for windbreak
I believe a windbreak of box-elder or evergreens is beneficial but not essential.
Where there was windbreak protection the Compass cherry tree looks healthy and has given a fair crop.
It could, however, be recommended as an integral part of a windbreak, or woodlot where the land owner has an apiary.Trees of Indiana|Charles Clemon Deam
In localities where the trees have the protection of a windbreak there was a small crop of plums.
While I would not object to a windbreak on the south side, I do not think it necessary.