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Shelterbelts

Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development has a good overview on shelterbelts. This article is aimed at use for soil conservation, but the discussion of species is useful to anyone planning a shelterbelt.

The Canadian government started the Prairie Farm Reclamation Administration during the height of the dust bowl in the dirty thirties. PFRA has been providing trees and advice on using trees for shelterbelts for decades. While I don't agree with all of their recommendations, I concede that they have a lot more experience than I do. Probably another area where I'm not quite right. The main page has PFRA's application and contact information. The publications page has a ton of info about planning, planting, maintenance and uses for shelterbelts.


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