Growth measurements are taken to track the health and production of the willow.
Willow Living Snow Fence along Route 12 (Paris, NY)
Norway Spruce Living Snow Fence along Route 167 (Manheim Center, NY)
Mowing around willow living snow fences until plants are well established (1 - 2 growing seasons) ensures plant survival and rapid growth rates.
This is a picture of a shrub willow living snow fence along I-81 in Tully, NY.
Measuring snow drifts on a living snow fence
Honeysuckle Living Snow Fence along Route 167 (Manheim Center, NY)
Norway Spruce Living Snow Fence along Route 28 (Columbia Center, NY)
Standing Corn Row Living Snow Fence along Route 16 (Sardinia, NY)
Shrub Willow Living Snow Fence in Winter along Route 12 (Paris, NY)
Height and optical porosity are the key characteristics effecting snow trapping capacity of living snow fences
Northern White Cedar Living Snow Fence along Route 86 (Gabriels, NY)
This is a picture of blue spruce Living Snow Fence planted along Route 60 in Pomfret, NY.
Young plants can be severely damaged and delayed from browse by deer and other animals. Spraying the plants with repellent is an effective deterrent.
This photograph shows a willow cutting shortly after planting a living snow fence
After the snow fence planting strip been prepared, willow cuttings are planted in a double-row pattern
Wood mulch is applied to a willow living snow fence planting strip on top of biodegradable landscape fabric for added control of competing vegetation
After applying wood mulch, the mulch is spread over the biodegradable landscape fabric.
This is an image showing the next step after incorporating the amendments into the soil. A biodegradable landscape fabric is put in place to suppress competing vegetation.
This photograph shows compost being added to a willow living snow fence planting strip to increase soil organic matter and nutrients
This picture shows the incorporation of amendments into the soil of a willow living snow fence planting strip using a tiller
This photograph shows the planting strip for a willow living snow fence being prepared with a ripping attachment to loosen the subsoil to allow better root development
This photograph shows the area to be coppiced (cut back) after the first growing season to help stimulate growth.
This is a picture of planted willow living snow fence on route 14A in Benton, NY.
This is a picture of a shrub willow living snow fence planted along Route 30 in Grand Gorge, NY.
White Fir Living Snow Fence along Interstate 88 (Cobleskill, NY)
Willow cuttings are placed into the prepared living snow fence planting strip, directly through biodegradable landscape fabric
This photograph shows the planting strip for a willow living snow fence being prepared by tilling the top soil
Snow Drift Around a Willow Living Snow Fence on Interstate 81 (Tully, NY)
This picture shows a large snow drift formed around a shrub willow living snow fence along I-81 in Preble, NY. Picture was taken three growing seasons after planting.