Trees to tame the wind

United States, 1939

Film
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In this film we are introduced to a farmer and his son who, in 1934, were distressed by the damage wrought by drought and wind to their farm. At the suggestion of the Forest Service Officer, the farmer decided to carry out a Forest Service plan for planting trees to act as wind-breaks and shelter-belts on his farm, as part of the Prairie States Forestry Project “The Shelterbelt” which extended from North Dakota to Texas. By 1939, this kind of tree planting was being encouraged all over the prairie farmlands in the United States with participation by the farmers an essential part of the program.

Credits

production company

United States. Forest Service

Duration

00:11:50:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1939

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

323040

Language

English

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Farm life - United States

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Farm management - United States

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Droughts

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Environmental protection - Citizen participation

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Forests and forestry - United States

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Natural history

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Prairies

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Tree planting

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Trees

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Winds

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

MOV file ProRes4444; Digital Preservation Master - overscan

MOV file ProRes4444; Digital Preservation Master - presentation

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