The article presents results of the analysis of the state of protective forest belts of various purposes in Oleshky district of Kherson Region. The distribution of land occupied by shelterbelts is specified depending on the main species, its age and construction of the belt. The possibility of using high-resolution satellite images for the analysis of the presence of shelterbelts, defining their length and protective effect has been proved. By analyzing satellite images, it was found that the average distance between the shelterbelts in Oleshky district is about 550 m (min = 225 m; max = 860 m). The results of the analysis of the state of both the protective forest belts along the highway between Kherson and Oleshky and the forest belt near the riverbed of the river Konka in Oleshky are presented. The results of the statistical processing of mensuration data on poplars in both forest belts are given. On the example of the Konka River, a methodology for calculating the width of the riverbank protective construction of a forest belt near a riverbed is shown.
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