Forests and erosion protection - getting to the root of the matter

Authors: Chris Phillips, Michael Marden, Les Basher
Publication: New Zealand Journal of Forestry, Volume N.Z.J.For. 2015, Issue N.Z.J.For. 60(2) 2015, pp 11-15, Aug 2015
Publisher: New Zealand Institute of Forestry

Abstract: Tree roots reinforce soils and contribute to reducing the risk of slope failure. When trees are harvested the potential for failure to occur increases until the new crop reaches canopy closure. Managing this ‘window of vulnerability’ is becoming an increasingly important consideration for steepland forest managers.