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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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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.
"A steep-sided valley is interspersed with areas of planted coniferous shelter belts rising to around 1,700 ft at the summit.
PhD student Pip Jones is taking the model ewes' temperatures as she moves them around the fields of Bangor University's research farm, comparing places where hedgerows and shelter belts are grown with areas where there is no shelter.
"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.
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.
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.
"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.
Pontbren's tree nursery has also cut the cost of buying trees for restoring hedgerows and establishing shelter belts. In turn these have increased biodiversity and productivity.