The ultimate goal of the Living Snow Fence program is improved traffic safety, benefits to taxpayers with decreased cost of snow removal on public roads and decreased long term costs associated with slatted snow fence maintenance.
The longevity of a tree-planting is one of the most valuable attributes of a living snow fence. Trees will live for decades, while a 4-foot wood slated snow fence lasts only 5 to 7 years.
We estimate a savings of 3-4 hours savings on snow removal and clean up per snow event in areas having living snow fences. It is estimated $800 per storm event is saved on traffic control, safety and all snow removal efforts. Additional benefits are the creation of wildlife habitats and improved aesthetics.
Double El & Agate Conservation Districts have partnered with county agencies and landowners over the years to install many living snow fences.
Contact Us to learn more about living snow fences.