Story: Soil erosion and conservation

Effects of tree planting

Effects of tree planting

Where the soil has been severely eroded or is very susceptible to erosion, planting with either native or exotic tree species is recommended. The contrast is clear in this example near Gisborne: an original eroded site (left), and 11 years later after planting in pines.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: AAQA 6395 M9600 (left); AAQA 6395 M11468 (right)
Photograph by John Johns

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How to cite this page:

Paul Gregg, 'Soil erosion and conservation - Legislation and subsidies: 1960s–1990s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/19804/effects-of-tree-planting (accessed 20 April 2024)

Story by Paul Gregg, published 24 Nov 2008