Benefits of Shelterbelts

| 5/21/2013 12:46:00 PM

Tags: Tough Grit, Hank's Hints, shelterbelts, hedges, Hank Will,

Editor in Chief Hank Will, in his International.Hedges of various forms have been used for hundreds of years as a means to enclose gardens and mark landownership boundaries. And in the vast cultivated fields of the world’s agricultural lands, hedgerows surrounding the fields offer sanctuary to the constructed, multi-row hedges called shelterbelts. Shelterbelts offer sufficient benefits to the landowner so that there’s really no reason not to plant them.

Benefits of Shelterbelts 

1. Shelterbelts can cut your winter heating bill by up to 30 percent by protecting barns and dwellings from winter’s cold winds.

2. Shelterbelts trap moisture in the form of snow that will help recharge soil moisture.

3. Mature shelterbelts supply firewood in the form of thinnings and windfall limbs.

4. Shelterbelt plantings significantly reduce your cooling bill in the summer when situated to shade dwellings from the late afternoon sun.

3/29/2015 11:45:52 PM

I just came across your link and was very much impressed to see the shelterbelts that acts as a fence and provides shade for your farm animals in summer and protection from the wind in winter. It is most popular enclosure for backyards that can give a stunning look as well as security. I deal with fencing company in Orange County that provide best in quality wood fence installation and repair with cost effective way. Nice share.

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