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Living Fences--Controlling Snow on Roads

August 24, 2011 | by Duncan Page

Safer Roadways and Animal Habitat 

"Living snow fences" are trees, bushes, and shrubs used to control blowing snow. They render roadways safer, are aesthetically pleasing while creating wild animal habitats. Economical as well! They do not break down as readily as traditional wood or plastic snow fences.   

These videos demonstrate the benefits of living snow fences; the first is provided by the Wyoming Association of Conservation Districts:

Keeping People out of ditches


Do you think living snow fences will ever replace the traditional wood or newer plastic snow fences?

Which would you rather see along the roadside?

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