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Trees for Riparian Plantings

Trees beside water courses provide shade and thus improve water quality and biodiversity. Fencing off streams and planting trees provides a natural filter that reduces siltatation and nutrient runoff into water courses. This means environmental benefits, aesthetic value and also provides satisfaction to the landowner.

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Trees on Farms videos | Treegrower Articles | Other sources of information

Trees on Farms Videos

 


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Treegrower articles

Wood in streams – size really does matter

Pine plantations and water quality in central North Island lakes


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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 

Mind the Stream: A guide to looking after urban and rural streams in the Wellington Region 

Greater Wellington Regional Council 

Practical handbook including some good examples of streamside planting schemes. 

May still be available from some offices of GWRC: 

www.gw.govt.nz

Free 

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Greater Wellington Regional Council (2004)

Best Practices for Riparian Management 

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council Land Management series 

Two-page leaflet with introductory guidelines on managing riparian land. 

www.hbrc.govt.nz/Services/
Environment/Environment%
20Topics/Pages/Riparian-
Management.aspx

Free 

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Riparian zone/waterway management 

Dairy NZ 

Comprehensive resources from Dairy NZ. Developed for dairy farmers but also relevant to others. Includes a riparian planner brochure with suggestions for planting riparian strips. 

www.dairynz.co.nz/page/
pageid/2145862589/
Waterway_Management

Free 

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NZ Guidelines for Constructed Wetland Treatment of Tile Drainage 

NIWA 

(Chris Tanner et al) 

Practical guidelines on the construction of wetlands on tile-drained areas to help control effluent run-off and create wildlife habitats on farms. Includes tree selection and management advice. 

Hard copy available from NIWA or downloadable from: 

www.niwa.co.nz/sites/default/
files/import/attachments/NZCW
-guide4press_small.pdf

Hard copy priced 

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Tanner, Sukias, and Yates (2010)

 


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