Practice Code: 650
Reporting Unit: Feet (Ft.)
Windbreak/Shelterbelt renovation is the replacement, release and/or removal of selected trees and shrubs or rows within an existing windbreak or shelterbelt, adding rows to the windbreak or shelterbelt or removing selected tree and shrub branches.
Purposes and Benefits
Improves landscape aesthetics
Improves water quality
Improves air quality
Enhances wildlife habitat
Conservation Practice Support Documents
Support Documents for this conservation practice are available for download from an abbreviated version of Section IV of the NRCS Field Office Technical Guide (FOTG).
All support documents associated with this and other conservation practices are available at the NRCS Field Office Technical Guide web site.
Related Conservation Practices
This practice is commonly used in a Conservation Management System with practices such as:
Access Control (472)
Brush Management (314)
Field Border (386)
Prescribed Grazing (528)
The following Web sites provide additional information related to this conservation practice.
Windbreaks (USDA National Agroforestry Center)
Save Energy, Save Money (NRCS)
If you want to learn how you can protect natural resources on your farm or forestland, please contact your local NRCS office.
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