An eco-buffer in Clive, Alberta was implemented in 2018 to protect the fields and cattle from strong winds in the area.
At a site visit in 2022, PUR recorded an incredible 91% tree survival rate, which was achieved due to the landowner’s commitment to our long-term monitoring protocol. The trees and shrubs on the farm are healthy and growing at an excellent rate.
19 different species were planted at the Clive site in 2018, including: saskatoon, white birch, black spruce, buffaloberry, prickly rose, sandbar willow, and lodgepole pine.
A strategy for reducing soil erosion and protecting crops from strong winds and storms, which involves planting one or more rows of trees alongside an agricultural area as a natural barrier.
On a conventional farm located in Morinville, Alberta, the owners decided to incorporate two eco-buffers around their farm in 2022.
The main purpose of the first eco-buffer is to catch snow in the winter and reduce its accumulation on the road. The second eco-buffer will help reduce soil erosion and increase habitat connectivity in the area.
In 2022, an eco-buffer was established on the northern border of a farm in Calmar, Alberta, aiming to protect fields and raspberry greenhouses from the prevalent strong winds of the area. The eco-buffer will also help to increase habitat connectivity in the area.
"We wanted to produce very good quality and use natural and organic methods of production, so an eco-buffer just made sense."
"We look forward to watching these trees grow and help with our drifting issues in the future."