A shelter belt offers excellent protection against the wind and other weather elements, effectively guarding your crops and/or field. However, sometimes, shelter belt removal might be necessary. In this blog, we will explore the various situations in which removing a shelter belt might be needed.

So, without further ado, let’s jump right into it.

Dead or Dying Rows

If some trees or shrubs have died or are dying in your shelter belt, then it might be time to issue shelter belt removal. This allows you to replant or replace only certain parts of the shelter belt, instead of removing the entire shelter belt as a whole. In fact, it is important to replace any dead plants as soon as possible to maintain the same shelter belt heights and densities.

Perch Sites

Some mature shelter belts have been proven to act as perch sites for predators, such as raptors, raccoons, feral cats, skunks, and others. This can significantly impact the safety of surrounding nesting birds in grasslands. As a result, removal of the shelter belt might be recommended to prevent predators making the shelter belt their own perch site. Removal, instead of management, is more likely to be suggested if the shelter belt is already damaged from pests, as well.

Invasive Weedy Species

Shelter belts can house invasive plant species that could affect the health of your pastures or grassland. To prevent this from happening, shelter belt removal is likely to be considered in order to improve the health of your crops or field. In addition to this, windblown tree seeds might also be swept from your shelter belt towards your field which can be bothersome to deal with.

There might come a time when you need to remove or renovate your shelter belt. If so, you can count on Tree Control and our range of services, including shelter belt removal. No matter the reason for removing or renovating your shelter belt, our experienced team is more than capable of doing the job for you. Visit our website today to learn more about our range of services, or get in touch with us for more information.