shelterbelt


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shelterbelt

[′shel·tər‚belt]
(ecology)
A natural or planned barrier of trees or shrubs to reduce erosion and provide shelter from wind and storm activity.
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Seed extracted from Selenge shelterbelt cultivar, Uvs wild berry and Uvs shelterbelt cultivar seed samples contained 10.
Our study was conducted in the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region and Shaanxi Provinces, in the semi-arid Loess Plateau, which is in the centre of the region involved in the Three-North Shelterbelt Forest Program.
Birds were monitored for 15 weeks to determine if birds with access to the shelterbelt used the range more and the role of shade on feather score and bird weight.
I cannot explain the beauty of shelterbelts and section roads.
A shelterbelt is a hedge or row of trees that protects a farm," Booker said.
When combined with conifers and low, medium, and tall deciduous trees, the shelterbelt provides a compact and rather dense barrier.
An Iowa State University (ISU) study on the use of artificial Christmas trees as shelterbelts (windbreaks) is determining how they may improve crop yields, prevent pesticide drift, and suppress soil erosion on individual farms.
For example, a shelterbelt of trees was planted to help shield facilities from strong winter winds, which may result in energy savings and disperse odors.
Same with great horned owls-they'll work a prairie shelterbelt, preying on nesting kites, but they're much less likely to come into town.
It looks awful but you need only put it with it for a year until your shelterbelt is established.
Gypsy moths can attack bur oak; oak lacebug can turn the leaves off-color, causing long-term stress that heavily defoliates bur oaks in shelterbelt plantings, especially during dry weather.