Story: Wellington region

Wellington vegetation

Most of Wellington’s lowland native forest was cleared in 19th century for farming, while much forest in the Remutaka and Tararua ranges survived. In the late 20th century, large areas of former pastureland returned to bush and scrub.

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Chris Maclean, 'Wellington region - Plants and animals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/13187/wellington-vegetation (accessed 23 October 2019)

Story by Chris Maclean, updated 1 Aug 2015