Living Snow Fence
Looking North here is a corn field used as a
living snow fence, (probably not planned that way) good example of how a living snow fence does work.
For more long term effect to
stopping the blowing snow use a combination of trees, shrubs or any other
growing plants to accomplish this task. If you would like us to design a
living snow fence/windbreak for you drop us an E-mail.
Above is our field windbreak
2500 ft long and 85 ft wide and when the snow comes and the wind blows it piles
up to 10 ft deep as shown in the picture below. Three rows of conifers and
two rows of deciduous trees in the middle make this field windbreak/living snow
fence. Below is in 2008, we are looking north.
2008-2009 winter, All this snow drifted
in and piled up here and partially shaded from the trees, the snow melted slowly
in the spring. Since the ground is not frozen under all this snow, water soaks into the ground instead of running off into our rivers and
streams which is a major cause of flooding in the springtime.. The last of
this snow here did not melt until April 23, 2009
One row of 12 ft. tall
Austrees only 2 years old, the drift was over 4 ft tall. They really make a great living snow fence right away
and provides a lot of windbreak protection even in the winter.