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Shelterbelts are an agroforestry practice. They contain linear plantings of trees and shrubs. Benefits that shelterbelts provide include protecting soil, improving air and water quality, enhancing wildlife habitat, and beautifying the landscape. A large amount of scientific knowledge exists to help guide the designing of shelterbelts. The purpose of this publication is to provide a synthesis of this diverse knowledge into easy-to-understand guidelines. This guide is not a cookbook of recipes for design. As a planner, you must put these guidelines together with your knowledge of the site, the landscape, and your goals to create a design that optimizes benefits and minimizes potential problems.

Publication Details

  • Published: 2010
  • Publisher: Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-100-13649-3