TL5272 : Shelterbelt

taken 1 year ago, 3 km from Stretham, Cambridgeshire, Great Britain

Shelterbelt
Shelterbelt
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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TL5272, 27 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 29 April, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 11 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Boundary, Barrier  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Flat landscapes 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 5245 7250 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:19.7650N 0:14.1468E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 5247 7248
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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