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shelter belt

A barrier of trees or very high shrubs that provides protection against wind; Also see windbreak.
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Later in 1967-1980, moose occupied shelter belts, planted forests, and fields in areas adjacent to the Sea of Azov and the Black Sea; some even penetrated to the Crimean Peninsula in 1971 and 1976 (Dulitsky 2001).
In South Dakota, we poked along through endless snow covered corn fields and shelter belts with a dog or two and took flushing birds as they came.
Taken together, the various studies concluded that tree shelter belts can capture rainwater and reduce peak rain flows by up to 40% on improved grassland.
Creating well located shelter belts and small areas of woodland on farms can support productive agriculture," he said.
Brushy fencerows and shelter belts provide winter cover, and prairie grasses and fallow fields offer a spring nesting habitat resulting in more birds.
Let's suppose these areas are near surface water, buildings, shelter belts, or along some roadside where you can't easily mow or graze.
Creating well located shelter belts and small areas of woodland on farms can support productive agriculture, providing shade and shelter to improve animal welfare, improving water management, and providing an alternative source of on-farm energy and timber.
Coed Cadw agrees but also wants to see small areas of new woodland across all farmland in the form of shelter belts, copses, hedges and streamside corridors.
Shelter belts are normally 100-200 feet on each side of the waterway.
The shelter belts occupy a relatively small area of land, so food production is not compromised.
Pontbren's tree nursery has also cut the cost of buying trees for restoring hedgerows and establishing shelter belts.