Story: East Coast region

East Coast vegetation

In 1840 a large part of the East Coast was covered in native forest, but by 1930 much had been felled. In the 2000s the land surface was dominated by introduced grassland and plantation forests, with indigenous forest largely confined to the main ranges.

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Monty Soutar, 'East Coast region - Climate, flora and fauna', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 January 2022)

Story by Monty Soutar, updated 1 Mar 2015