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windbreak

a physical obstruction to the passage of the wind, usually in the form of a line or copse of tall bushes or low trees or a porous fence. Of very great importance in temperate climates and periods of cold, wet, windy weather. Neonatal lamb mortality, off-shears hypothermia of sheep and hypomagnesemia and lactation tetany are some of the risk diseases in these circumstances.
During sheep weather alerts it may be necessary to improvise shelter. Some methods are: rows of bales of hay, mowing swathes of tall vegetation in a cereal crop or overgrown pasture being kept for hay. The sheep lie down in the alleys and keep out of the wind.
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It contains 70% cultivated fields, 12% meadows and pastures, and approximately 14% forestland including a well-developed network of shelterbelts.
Influences of shelterbelts on wildlife management and biology.
Experiment 2--Shelterbelts: There were 2 treatments; i) control group, and ii) group allowed access to moveable shelterbelt (shrubs in pots).
In much of the Northern Great Plains, forested cover is limited, and is typically comprised of tree plantings and shelterbelts (Smith et al.
Hedges of tagasaste (Chamaecytisus palmensis), which remains in leaf year-round, have been used extensively as windbreaks and shelterbelts in drier regions, and in Australia, they've been used as green firebreaks (used to stop the spread of fire).
When I pass a small tree farm, young evergreens surrounded by a shelterbelt of much older oaks and maples--Beautiful country, I say to myself.
Booker owns a habitat restoration business called Shelterbelt, and he embodies a shift toward a job sector which may employ millions of Americans in the future.
Modelling the effect of shelterbelts on maize productivity under climate change: An application of the EPIC model.
Even his descriptions of less dramatic features of the Great Plains environment--such as shelterbelts (rows of trees meant to shield crops from the wind) or underground aquifers--create vibrant images for the reader.
About 450 000 km of windbreaks and shelterbelts have been planted in the United States since the middle of the 1800s.
Certainly, many of the older trees still growing in shelterbelts in the Northern Plains are the result of Oscar's efforts.
The shelterbelts will act as windbreaks and noise barriers, create habitat for wildlife, increase the biodiversity of the area and contribute to carbon sequestration as it applies to climate change.