Story: Shelter on farms

Stock under shelter

Stock under shelter

Untrimmed tree branches provide overhanging shelter for animals, which trample the pasture and expose bare soil. Tree roots in this zone also compete with pasture for moisture. Trimmed shelter belts reduce these effects.

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Allan Gillingham, 'Shelter on farms - Problems and alternatives', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 5 October 2023)

Story by Allan Gillingham, published 24 Nov 2008