A wind barrier of living trees and shrubs maintained to protect the farm home, other buildings, garden, orchard, or feedlots. Syn. shelterbelt.
A planting of trees, shrubs, or other vegetation, usually perpendicular or nearly so, to the principal wind direction, to protect soil, crops, homesteads, roads, etc., against the effects of winds, such as wind erosion and the drifting of soil and snow.
(a) a narrow shelterbelt or other obstacle maintained against the wind. Syn Wind belt (b) Wind breakage, i.e. the breaking of trees or branches by wind. ( BCFT modif.).
A small-scale shelterbelt or other barrier, natural or artificial, maintained to deflect the wind.
any structure that lessens the force of wind, for instance hedges, walls etc.
Rows of trees or shrubs planted to block wind flow, reduce soil erosion, and protect sensitive crops from high winds.
a row of trees which serve as protection from the wind
a line of trees that provide protection from strong winds in a certain direction
hedge or fence of trees designed to lessen the force of the wind and reduce erosion
a barrier placed in the path of the wind to "bend" its flow upwards
a living barrier of trees or a combination of trees and shrubs that is located adjacent to a farmstead, field, feedlot, or other area
an effective barrier, several rows wide, and should be composed of several types of trees and tall shrubs
A hedge, fence or row of trees planted so it will break the force of the wind.
row of trees or shrubs placed in a farm field to slow the wind and keep it from blowing.
A group of trees or shrubs in any arrangement that will afford protection from high winds to animals or crops or both. When the arrangement is in a long line the group is called a shelterbelt. If an associated reason is also to harvest timber at some future date it is sometimes called a 'timberbelt'. Related term: windstrip
A living barrier that usually includes several rows of trees, and perhaps shrubs, located upwind of a farm, field, feedlot or other area and intended to reduce wind velocities. Windbreaks, also called shelterbelts, can reduce wind erosion, conserve energy or moisture, control snow accumulations, and provide shelter for livestock or wildlife.
A strip of trees or shrubs maintained mainly to alter windflow and microclimates in the sheltered zone, usually farm buildings.
Something offering protection against the wind such as trees and fences.
a living barrier of trees, or combination of trees and shrubs, designed to protect an area from hot or cold winds and drifting snow.
Any device designed to obstruct wind flow and intended for protection against any ill effects of wind. Installations of this type include agricultural shelterbelts, snow fences, and rain-gauge wind shields.
Something that will break the force of the wind, such as the growth of shrubs, bushes or trees
Things, such as fences, structures, or trees, which offer protection against the wind.
A windbreak, or shelterbelt, is usually made up of one or more rows of trees or shrubs planted in such a manner as to provide shelter from the wind and to prevent soil from erosion. They are commonly planted around the edges of fields on farms. If designed properly, windbreaks around a home can reduce the cost of heating and cooling and save energy.