Help - new yard in a wind tunnel
We have a 1/2 acre of rocky orchard dirt in our backyard that I need to transform into a garden, but we live in a wind tunnel and are surrounded by fields. I have about 100 ft along a fence where I would like to plant some wind hardy trees, but not evergreens because the area needs sun in winter. My current options are to put in clumping bamboo for immediate windbreak and plant ginkgo biloba in front and wait for it to mature, or a few red maples. What will grow up high relatively quickly and not cause too much litter? I would like trees with some interesting bark in winter.