SFF Project Summary

Trees for profit and soil conservation

Project Title: Trees for profit and soil conservation
Grant No.: 00/341

Contact Details

Name of Applicant Group: Environment Waikato on behalf of Farm Forestry Assn & Federated Farmers
Contact Person: Tony Fenton
Address: PO Box 4010
Telephone 1: 07 856 0555 ,
Telephone 2:

Project Details

Status: finished
SFF Funding: 33,006
Total Project Funding: 60,000
Proposed Start Date: 2001-01
Proposed Finish Date: 2001-12
Region: Waikato
Sector: Forestry
Sub-sector: Farm Forestry
Topic: Alternative land use
Decision management and support
Land development opportunities

The objective of this project was to determine the best species of tree for soil conservation planting and economic return. Traditionally soil conservation has focused on using poplars and willows as well as radiata pine for stabilising eroding slopes. However, there is anecdotal evidence that there are much better species available that will not only stabilise soils, but provide a greater economic return.

Workshops with landowners, farm foresters, experts from CRIs and the forest industry, to determine the best species for different soil types and climatic zones where held and a guide was produced: "Trees on Farms, A guide with local experience of growing trees in the Waikato"

Copies of this guide can be downloaded from: http://www.ew.govt.nz/

 There is a contact on this page for ordering a hard copy or a request can be sent to Library@ew.govt.nz the cost is $20 per copy.