Story: Conservation – a history

‘Plant some trees!’

The effect of erosion on farmland is a recurrent theme in Murray Ball’s Footrot Flats series. In this cartoon, Farmer Wal Footrot has cleared his land of forest, and his dog acts as a voice of conscience urging him to replant.

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Simon Nathan, 'Conservation – a history - Soil conservation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/13923/plant-some-trees (accessed 23 October 2021)

Story by Simon Nathan, published 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Aug 2015