Windbreaks their influence and value by Carlos G. Bates

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service in Washington, D.C .

Written in English

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Statementby Carlos G. Bates.
SeriesBulletin / U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. Forest Service -- 86, Bulletin (United States. Forest Service) -- 86.
LC ClassificationsSB437 .B3
The Physical Object
Pagination100 p., 20 leaves of plates :
Number of Pages100
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22996236M
LC Control Number11001621

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Fripp and Hoag were the primary authors of this material. windbreak. These single-row windbreaks protect twice the cropped area, with the same amount of land in windbreaks. For more detailed information on how a windbreak works, please refer to the University of Nebraska Extension publica-tion EC, How Windbreaks Work.

Windbreak Composition The number of tree rows in a windbreak depends on theFile Size: KB. So-why do we plant windbreaks.

Basic reason - to reduce wind speed. Windbreaks reduce heating and cooling cost to homes, and add value. Provide a barrier from sound and site, smell.

Protect livestock. Aesthetics - they look good. Wildlife habitat - birds and little furry critters. Windbreak definition is - a growth of trees or shrubs serving to break the force of wind; broadly: a shelter (such as a fence) from the wind.

Windbreaks were once a commonplace element in the landscape when farming was small scale intensive and resource efficient. As agriculture practices transformed and land use became the growing of extensive and energy intensive systems, windbreaks and the diversity and stability that they brought to the landscape was withered along with the natural capital around them.

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Windbreaks in agriculture, strips of two or more rows of tall crops (corn, sunflower, sorghum, Chinese mustard) sown in slot fallow or plantings of different crops to collect snow and protect the crops against dry winds.

Windbreaks are arranged perpendicular to the direction of the prevailing winds in order to cut down the velocity of the wind and.

The North Dakota Tree Handbook is an officially sanctioned Centennial Trees Program project. Edited by. Dale E. Herman, Professor, Department of Plant Sciences, North Dakota State University Craig M. Stange, Forester, USDA - NRCS Vernon C. Quam, Horticulture and Forestry Specialist, NDSU Extension Service.

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FIELD WINDBREAKS Medium density windbreaks are most effective for controlling erosion and protecting crops. As with farmstead windbreaks, a single row of spruce or pine planted at least on the north and west sides of the field is best. Planting on all sides gives even greater protection.

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This draws on the National Windbreaks Program findings and subsequent research to explain: how windbreaks work. windbreak (wĭnd′brāk′) n.

A row of trees, a hedge, or a fence that serves to lessen the force of or provide shelter from the wind.

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Well-designed windbreaks reduce the amount of energy needed to heat and cool your home by 20 to 40 percent. How to Plant a Windbreak to Conserve Energy. Planting the right trees in the right places conserves energy and reduces your energy bills, while helping to fight climate change. See how properly placed trees save energy by providing summer shade, winter warmth, and winter windbreaks.

Windbreaks chapter. Windbreaks for bees. Powell feels the best windbreak tree to help bees is the basswood (which might also be called linden). I know of basswood because it is said to be one of the best woods for wood carving (I don't carve wood, I am supposed to have expertise on materials).

Like many useful trees I run across, suckering is apparently a problem for basswood. Windbreaks. A series of publications designed to aid the private landowner in the use of windbreaks for conservation and improved agricultural production has been jointly sponsored by the University of Nebraska, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, North Dakota State University, and the Forest Stewardship Program of the Nebraska Forest Service.

Read on for information about single-layered windbreaks for urban environments. Plants and Trees to Grow as Windbreaks. When choosing plants and trees to grow as windbreaks, consider sturdy evergreens with lower branches that extend all the way to the ground for the row closest to the home.

Spruce, yew and Douglas fir are all good choices. Windbreaks/shelterbelts modify climatic conditions and consist of one or more rows of closely spaced trees and/or shrubs planted at right angles to the prevailing winds to protect crops, soils, animals, and buildings.

If wind is a problem in your area windbreaks can help. Windbreaks depend for their usefulness largely on the care they receive for the first five or six years after planting. Poultry and livestock must be kept out, perhaps by temporary fencing. A mulch of straw, marsh or salt hay or sawdust 2″ deep and 12″ in radius around.

Windbreaks and Shelterbelts for the Plains States Prepared by Extension Service, Forest Service, and Soil Conservation Service MANY FARMS in the Plains States still lack adequate tree plantings. Almost every farm needs a windbreak for protection to buildings, livestock, garden, and orchard.

Many fields need shelterbelts for soil and crop. My first book, Windbreak: A Woman Rancher on the Northern Plains, written in journal form, covered a year on my family's ranch, telling the stories of the land, the livestock and wildlife, and the people. My newest book, also in journal form, revisits that same landscape thirty years later.

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In the recently released Plowing with Pigs, the author recommends a “shelterbelt” consisting ten rows of trees and shrubs with the leeward rows planted 50 feet away from the area you want protected. Learning this principle caused me some major concern.Windbreaks are rows of trees, hedges or fences used to block and redirect wind.

Farmers often use windbreaks to protect fields, crops and buildings, but suburban yards can also be landscaped for.

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