Farmer Guides

Hill Country Mass Movement Erosion Control

Protecting your farm from Storm Damage

  • The most effective measures are pole planting to protect tracks, crossings, fence lines and dam catchments.
  • Pole planting is ideal for protecting gullies and medium hill country pasture
  • Very steep or highly erosion prone-land may be more productive in forestry.

Hawke's Bay Regional Council:

Control of Earthflow and Slump Erosion

Earthflow and slump erosion may be able to be addressed by spaced planting of trees in pasture, or where particularly severe, by close planting to give a forest cover.

Taranaki Regional Council: