Story: Conservation – a history

Tree planting and erosion

Tree planting and erosion

These views of Mangatū Forest, near Gisborne, show the difference that planting trees can make where there is severe erosion. The heavily eroded landscape (left) has been partly stabilised 11 years after pine trees were planted (right).

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Reference: AAQA 6395 M9600 (left); AAQA 6395 M11468 (right)
Photographs by John Johns

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Simon Nathan, 'Conservation – a history - Soil conservation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 May 2022)

Story by Simon Nathan, published 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Aug 2015