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Trees for Erosion Control/Soil Conservation

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Video: Trees for Soil Conservation

Member video's that include trees for soil conservation:

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Treegrower Articles

The battle to hold the hills

Understanding the way trees reduce soil erosion

Trees combat erosion and protect stock
 

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Other sources of information

Title 

Author/source Date 

Summary of contents and
key words 

Available from 

Free
or
priced 

 

Link to
full
citation 

Plant Materials Handbook for Soil Conservation 

Vol 1: Principles and Practices 

Soil Conservation Centre Aokautere 

Major three-volume publication aimed at reducing soil erosion. 

Booksellers 

Priced 

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C.W.S Van Kraayenoord, Pollock, and Hathaway (1986)

Plant Materials Handbook for Soil Conservation 

Vol 2: Introduced Plants 

Soil Conservation Centre Aokautere 

Detailed descriptions of some 200 introduced plants - trees, shrubs, grasses, legumes and herbs - for soil conservation/erosion contrrol. Propagation, adaption, establishment, management and uses of these plants. Identification keys for the most common poplars, willows and wattles in New Zealand. Needs updating (e.g. new poplar clones are available etc). 

Booksellers 

Priced 

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Van Krayenoord C.W.S (1986)

Plant Materials Handbook for Soil Conservation 

Vol 3: Native Plants 

Soil Conservation Centre Aokautere 

Using native plants for soil conservation. 

Booksellers 

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Hathaway R.L (1986)

Erosion control 

Northland Regional Council 

Web-based resource linked to poplar planting guidelines. 

www.nrc.govt.nz/Resource-
Library-Summary/Publications/
Land/Erosion-control/Erosion
-control/

Free 

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Trees suitable for soil conservation 

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council Land Management series 

Various leaflets on the use of trees for erosion control. Web-based resource. 

www.hbrc.govt.nz/Services/
Environment/Environment%
20Topics/Pages/land-
management.aspx

Free 

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Soil Conservation Technical Handbook 

Ministry for the 

Environment 

Comprehensive collection of information about soil conservation in New Zealand. Covers the forms and processes of the main types of erosion and the main control techniques. 

Downloadable from: 

http://www.mfe.govt.nz/
publications/land/soil-conser
vation-handbook-jun01/

Hard copy priced 

UR 

Hicks and Anthony (2001)

Sustainable Land Management: Hill Country Erosion Programme 

Ministry for Primary Industries 

Two case studies of farms in the eastern North Island which have successfully controlled soil erosion by tree planting. 

Hill country erosion:
Stabilising land on
Mangapapa Station, Waitotara 

Focus on resilience: Farming on steep Hawke’s Bay hills 

Free 

UR 

 


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