Evergreens that can withstand high winds?
Hi. We live on a ridge where winds can be up to 76 mph (highest we've ever recorded), often 50-60 mph in the spring. We're looking for an evergreen tree and tall evergreen shrub that can withstand these high winds to give our very small back yard a new look. It's high desert here; both the tree and shrub will be on an irrigation system. I really like white fir (abies concolor), but I've read that the roots are shallow. The tree will be only about 15 feet from our house. Thanks for any ideas you can offer.