TQ7252 : Shelterbelt and orchard

taken 6 years ago, near to West Farleigh, Kent, Great Britain

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Shelterbelt and orchard
Shelterbelt and orchard
The line of trees is used as a windbreak to protect the fruit trees.
Shelterbelts (windbreaks)
A windbreak or shelterbelt is a plantation 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 protect soil from erosion. They are commonly planted around the edges of fields on farms. Windbreaks are also planted to help keep snow from drifting onto roadways. Other benefits include providing habitat for wildlife and in some regions the trees are harvested for wood products.
A further use for a shelterbelt is to screen a farm from a main road or motorway. This improves the farm landscape by reducing the visual incursion of the motorway, mitigating noise from the traffic and providing a safe barrier between farm animals and the road
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TQ7252, 54 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 27 November, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 6 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7248 5216 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:14.5525N 0:28.1795E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7249 5220
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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