Living snow fences and windbreaks provide many benefits for Albany County landowners. These living barriers consist of a linear planting of multiple rows of trees and shrubs and can protect roads from drifting snow, provide wildlife habit, provide winter protection for livestock, and improve landscape aesthetics and can capture up to 12X more snow than a slatted wooden fence and are much cheaper to install.
Each Spring, through our Living Snow Fence Cost Share Program, LRCD assists landowners with designing, installing and maintaining living snow fences and windbreaks.
The district can also offer technical assistance on general maintenance, watering schedules, weed control, and handling pest or disease damage to trees and shrubs.
For more information on recommended trees for the Laramie area, check out this list!