Story: Soil erosion and conservation

Pair planting of poplars

Pair planting of poplars

In eroding gullies, planting pairs of trees, usually poplar poles, proved an effective way to stabilise the gully bed. Small dams like these were often built between the poplars to trap sediment.

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Paul Gregg, 'Soil erosion and conservation - Biological control of erosion', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 April 2024)

Story by Paul Gregg, published 24 Nov 2008