Story: Taranaki region

Taranaki vegetation

Taranaki’s vegetation cover has been heavily modified by humans, especially from the 1870s to 1910s, when the bush that covered most of the ring plain around Mt Taranaki was felled. Tracts of native forest remain on the lower slopes of the mountain, the outer limit forming the boundary of Egmont National Park. Indigenous forest is also found in the more rugged parts of the eastern uplands.

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Ron Lambert, 'Taranaki region - Native plants and animals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 September 2023)

Story by Ron Lambert, updated 1 Aug 2015