This paper depicts in a general way the status of studies made in the Plains region during the active years of the "Shelterbelt," or "Prairie States Forestry Project." It is hoped to follow it in the near future by detailed reports on three individual phases, although this cannot be guaranteed because of the uncertainties of the times. The first report, already prepared, deals with the fuel saving that results from tree belts placed about the farm home. This is by no means, from either a dollars-and-cents or an aesthetic standpoint, a minor phase, but is one of the most tangible and certain of shelterbelt influences. Its presentation seems especially timely in view of the present need for saving fuel, and the danger that, in order to save coal, tree belts may be sacrificed.
Document Type: Journal Article
Principal Silviculturist, Lake States Forest Experiment Station, St. Paul, Minn.
Publication date: February 1, 1945
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