Kōrero: Farming and the environment

Burning tussock

Burning tussock

Fire was used to clear dense tussock, particularly on the east coast of the South Island. By the mid-20th century, limitations were placed on this practice to minimise erosion, and permits were required before runholders could burn an area. This block is near Aoraki/Mt Cook, which can be seen on the right.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Julia Haggerty and Hugh Campbell, 'Farming and the environment - Early changes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/17889/burning-tussock (accessed 28 October 2021)

He kōrero nā Julia Haggerty and Hugh Campbell, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008