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Trees for Shade and Shelter

Shelterbelts of trees can increase pasture productivity by providing a warmer microclimate. These trees can also yield valuable timber or fibre and can increase overall farm income.

By providing shade for stock, trees on farms reduce stress on animals and improve the environment, thus improving productivity.

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Trees on Farms Videos

Video: Trees for shade and shelter

Member video's that include trees for shade and shelter:

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Treegrower articles

A planned shelter system on the Hunter property at Maheno

Dairy farm planting for shelter

Remember the four Ps: Planning for successful shelter systems

Trees combat erosion and protect stock

Natives and those problematical pivots


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Other sources of information

 

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Dairy shelter on the Canterbury Plains 

SFF Project L09/023 report 

Reviews current literature and explores how shelter and shade influence production in a dairy farming system on the Canterbury plains. Considers what value is there to replanting shelter trees on Canterbury dairy farms. 

AgResearch publications 

Free 

UR 

Goulter (2010) 

Land Management series 

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council 

Several short brochures for landowners on various aspects of shelterbelt design and management in hill country. 

www.hbrc.govt.nz/Services/
Environment/Environment%
20Topics/Pages/land-manag
ement.aspx

Free 

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Restoring your patch 

Southland Community Nursery 

Practical information on designing and establishing a shelterbelt using native species. 

www.southlandcommunity
nursery.org.nz/

Free 

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Shelter for Lambing 

MAF Policy Report 2004 

Full literature review; many useful references 

May be difficult to source.
Try MPI or agricultural libraries 

? Free 

UR 

Pollard, Willis, Stevens, Wass, and Harris (2004)


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