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Re-Forestation with Native Trees & Eco-Buffer Shelterbelts

ALUS Canada

Christine Campbell

2008 - Ongoing

Goal: Animal Care, Biodiversity, Greenhouse Gas

Audience: Cow-Calf

Project Type: Promote

Location: Canada

Windbreaks provide important shelter for cattle. By replacing end of life windbreaks with shelterbelts multiple objectives can be addressed including: improved water retention, catching snow, providing wind protection, supporting biodiversity by providing habitate and carbon sequesetration. These will be achieved through:

planting more diverse species to increase resiliency to pests and climate variability
planting flowering trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants to adjacent to crop land on sites with soil, topography or field continuity challenges
planting flowering trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants to replace windbreak shelterbelts for livestock at end-of-life.

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