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What are Riparian Plantings?

It is the planting of stream, water-way and wetland borders.

Why are riparian plantings important?

They filter the water run-off between pasture and water bodies. In this process they assist in holding back fertiliser, efffluent and siltation particles from entering water ways.

What type of plants facilitate this process?

Plants with shallow fiburous roots and thatchy growth, preferably self-perpetuating to create a dense layer of vegetation. On higher elevation, deeper-rooting plants take up soil moisture assisting in isolating harmful residue.

Does riparian planting help prevent erosion?

Definitely! There is a range of native species which are particularly effective in soil conservation. These plant species are at least as effective as willows, but without the negative high-maintenance attributes of this introduced tree.

How can I find out about erosion control using native plants?

Do the obvious; Call Land and Habitat Consultancy

Do you think Dairy Farms have an impact on NZ's clean and green global image?

Yes. They have a huge impact. There has been negative media comment in the past and the only way to counter this is to step up farm-by-farm committal for a year-by-year program to make the difference.

How can Land and Habitat help with manuka and nectar production-plantings?

We can supply a range of a manuka species mix, providing ongoing flowering for up to 6 consecutive months.

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