Story: Forestry research

Forest catchment

Forest catchment

The Waikato River passes through a plantation forest between Lakes Ōhakuri and Maraetai. Studies have shown that forested catchments have less erosion than in farmed catchments, and the water running through them has lower nutrient and sediment levels.

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Margaret Richardson, 'Forestry research - Identifying forest benefits', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 June 2021)

Story by Margaret Richardson, published 24 Nov 2008