Story: Ecoregions

Kauri forest

Kauri forest

‘The Mountain's Crown, Kauri Bush, Whangaroa' was painted by Charles Blomfield in 1918. Much of the northern region was once covered largely in kauri forest. Acid litter from the kauri (Agathis australis) produced the well-known gumland soils, which are infertile and acidic.

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Auckland Art Gallery – Toi o Tāmaki
Oil painting by Charles Blomfield, 1918

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How to cite this page:

Matt McGlone, 'Ecoregions - Northern North Island', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/12564/kauri-forest (accessed 26 May 2024)

Story by Matt McGlone, published 24 Sep 2007