Story: Soil erosion and conservation

Shelter belts

Shelter belts

Shelter belts are rows of trees, usually along fence lines. They are planted mainly to protect animals or crops from cold winds, but also to give shade in hot weather. In regions such as Canterbury where there is a lot of cultivated land, shelter belts also reduce wind erosion.

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Paul Gregg, 'Soil erosion and conservation - Biological control of erosion', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/19811/shelter-belts (accessed 9 December 2021)

Story by Paul Gregg, published 24 Nov 2008