Shelterbelts

Establishment of linear or block plantings of trees and/ or shrubs to provide shelter from wind, control snow deposition, and visual or noise screens, placed around farmsteads and feedlots. These provide excellent wildlife viewing opportunities and important winter, breeding and brood rearing habitat.
 
It is necessary to control competing vegetation, protect planting from livestock and wildlife, as needed. Replace dead trees as necessary.  Supplemental water may be needed for establishment. Protect plantings from fire with firebreaks. Inspect at least every six months.