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Davenport Living Snow fence Demonstration: Ten Year Survival & Growth Update

Donald Hanley , Gary Kuhn , Dennis j. Robinson , Andy Perleberg , Brenda Hanley ,
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Snow fences are common in areas with significant snowfall, such as the Great Plains and upper Midwest, but they are not common in eastern Washington, despite abundant snowfall and problems with drifting snow along roadways.

A living snow fence, consisting of 532 Rock Mountain junipers, was planted as a demonstration in 2003, along Washington State Route 25, approximately 14 miles north of Davenport, Wash. This report summarizes the tree survival and growth rates after 10 years of growth, and concludes that excellent tree height and crown-width growth, coupled with very high survival rates, can be achieved in eastern Washington.

Department(s): Natural Resources
Pages / Length: 6
Publication Date: 12-2015

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