Shelterbelt Reference

Interested in learning about shelterbelts? Then this is the page for you! This page, and those connected to it, provide a comprehensive overview of how shelterbelts work ranging from tree growth to their influence on crops.

This component of the website is directly linked to different outputs of the Shelterbelt Planner to help users understand the results of their plans and how our program determines what a suitable shelterbelt is or how future growth is determined.

The release date for the Shelterbelt Reference is September 2020.

In the meantime, you can watch the following helpful videos that illustrate how to use the Shelterbelt Decision Support System (SB-DSS). Additionally, we have provided a link to a webinar showcasing the tool.

Croptalks 2020 Webinar hosted by USask Agriculture and the Conservation Learning Centre

The below link is a webinar given by Bryan Mood, a researcher that is working hard on the development of the SB-DSS.

“Shelterbelts and You: An internet tool to help you learn about your trees.” Please Note: You will need to register to view the webinar!

YouTube Tutorial Videos

The following video playlist will help you get started using the SB-DSS. It shows how to use each component of the system as provides an example shelterbelt.

YouTube video playlist by Bryan Mood illustrating how to use the SB-DSS and it’s various modules. Each video is roughly 1-2 minutes long. You can watch specific ones or all of them! The choice is yours.