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Shelterbelts in the Steppes of Russia

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For many years Russian scientists have experimented with shelterbelts in a region similar to our Plains. The author is a venerable member of this group of scientists and is highly regarded as the originator of scientific shelterbelt technique and as an investigator of the effects of such protective plantings. In this article he discusses the effects of shelterbelts on wind amelioration, on the fixing of driving snow and sand, on the soil moisture, and on the crops in the protected areas. His article answers many questions raised by foresters not familiar with the snbject.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Kharkov, Ukraine, U.S.S.R.

Publication date: September 1, 1935

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.

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