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Windbreaks on the Prairies

Windbreaks on the Prairies

| 21 min

This short film serves as a cautionary tale to farmers who recklessly cut down trees on their land. When prairie farmers engaged in this practice to facilitate plowing, they discovered that the trees had served as windbreaks protecting top soil from erosion. The Dominion Department of Agriculture's experimental station at Indian Head, Saskatchewan, cultivated acres of young trees for distribution to farmers.

  • director
    Evelyn Cherry
  • producer
    Evelyn Cherry
  • script
    Evelyn Cherry
  • camera
    Lawrence Cherry
  • sound
    G.A. Thurling
  • editing
    Evelyn Cherry
    Lawrence Cherry
  • narrator
    Tommy Tweed
  • music
    Maurice Blackburn


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Ages 15 to 17

Geography - Natural Resources
Geography - Territory: Agricultural
History - Canada 1946-1991
Science - Life Systems/Ecology

Windbreaks on the Prairies
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