There are many types of shelterbelts, each with their own design and benefits. Example, the denser the shelterbelt the greater the wind protection.
Farmyard Shelterbelt – for protection fo a yard, residence or other buildings.
Field Shelterbelt – for soil erosion control of cultivated fields and for protection of crops.
Roadside Shelterbelt – for snow control along roads or lanes; also for privacy and dust reduction.
Livestock Shelterbelt – for protection of livestock and livestock facilities; also odor control.
Wildlife Planting – for improvement of wildlife habitat, including enhancement of field shelterbelts.
Riparian Buffer – to buffer between agricultural land and bodies of water, including floodplains and wetlands.
Shelterbelts provide many benefits including:
- reducing wind and wind damage
- erosion control
- increase moisture for crop growth
- protecting buildings
- control and trap blowing snow
- beautification of landscape
- visual screening
- provide habitat for wildlife
- increase porperty value
It is important to plan your shelterbelt whether it be a small or large project. Planning involves many aspects and considerations. Please click the link below for many helpful tips and recommendations.