Story: Forestry research

Pines preventing erosion

Pines preventing erosion

The beneficial effect of planting trees in erosion-prone landscapes is illustrated by these two views of Mangatū Forest, near Gisborne. The heavily eroded landscape on the left has been partly stabilised 11 years later by planting pine trees (right).

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

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How to cite this page:

Margaret Richardson, 'Forestry research - Identifying forest benefits', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/17066/pines-preventing-erosion (accessed 18 February 2020)

Story by Margaret Richardson, published 24 Nov 2008