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Windbreaks: a long-term investment with environmental benefits

Fri, Jan 18th, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

Rick Grooters, Conservation Specialist

In many parts of Fillmore County, the constant force of wind exaggerates weather conditions and makes living in these areas seem unbearable. Cost share is now available to assist landowners in the establishment of a windbreak. A windbreak consists of 3-8 rows of both conifers and deciduous trees which are spaced at 16-24’ apart. A well designed windbreak not only slows the wind and provides snow control, but also conserves energy of livestock along with providing habitat for wildlife. The Fillmore SWCD has an excellent selection of trees that are suitable for windbreaks. If you are interested in a windbreak, please stop in our office in Preston or give us a call at (507)765-3878 ext 3. Remember, a windbreak is a long term investment which will add value to your property and provide a healthier environment for you and future generations.

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