Redwoods -- what have we been waiting for?

Clinton, Peter; Phillips, Chris; Coker, Russell
November 2009
New Zealand Tree Grower;Nov2009, Vol. 30 Issue 4, p3
This article considers the idea of planting coast redwoods on the eroding soils of New Zealand. It cites the East Coast and Wanganui/Manawatu regions as the current focus of government-funded afforestation schemes. Particular focus is given to the role of roots of some tree species in strengthening or reinforcing soil. The characteristics of the ideal tree species for erosion prone sites are also provided. Another benefit of planting coast redwoods is carbon sequestration.


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