This map shows forest coverage before human settlement. Around 80% of the New Zealand archipelago was covered in forest.
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Source: Malcolm McKinnon, ed., Bateman New Zealand historical atlas: kopapatuanuku e takotonei. Auckland: David Bateman, 1997, plate 8