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Species selection is an important step in the design of effective and efficient living snow fences. A species matrix can assist in the plant selection for living snow fences by providing a palette of suitable species and a summary of relevant plant traits to compare and contrast species. A species matrix for living snow fences in New York State has been created in conjunction with these fact sheets.


Fact Sheet prepared for New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT)

Additional Resources:

Gullickson, D., Josiah, S.J., Flynn, P., 1999. Catching snow with living snow fences. University of Minnesota.

Tabler, R.D. 2003. Controlling blowing and drifting snow with snow fences and road design. Tabler and Associates. Niwot, CO.