Exploring the afforestation potential of steep eroding hill country in the Hawke’s Bay region

Authors: Michelle Harnett
Publication: New Zealand Journal of Forestry, Volume N.Z.J.For. 2020, Issue N.Z.J.For. 65(1) 2020, pp 3-6, May 2020
Publisher: New Zealand Institute of Forestry

Abstract: We explore the opportunities for afforestation in the Hawke’s Bay region of New Zealand to reduce soil erosion and to provide economic and environmental benefits. The work analyses broad-scale spatial information across a range of tree species and forest systems drawing on existing forestry projects and knowledge. The tools and information produced will help decision-makers understand the implications of different afforestation options to develop a selfsustaining regional afforestation strategy.