The Canterbury Plains contain New Zealand’s largest expanse of shelter belts – mostly planted to intercept the prevailing nor’wester wind. Shelter is required not just for livestock, but to protect large areas of cultivated land from erosion by wind.
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Photograph by G. R. Roberts
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