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Living snow fence thrives, surprises in drylands

By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences DAVENPORT, Wash. – Along a blustery rural highway, foresters from Washington State University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture are proving that living snow fences – windbreaks made of live trees – can protect Northwest roads and farms from winter’s fury.