Trees combat erosion and protect stock

Halliday, Mike
May 2008
New Zealand Tree Grower;May2008, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p32
The article cites Raumati, a 460-hectare property in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand, as an example of how trees can be integrated into the working farm landscape for truly sustainable land management. In the 1930s, gorge fencing on the property was made for stock safety, and tree planting began in the 1950s. A plan was developed in the early 1960s with the Hawke's Bay Catchment Board, and planting of alternative species was undertaken. Under the plan, a system of shelterbelts was put in place, generally following the pattern of a row of slow growing species on the windward side.


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