Story: Native plants and animals – overview

Conifer–broadleaf forest (3rd of 3)

Conifer–broadleaf forest

This is a conifer–broadleaf forest in the central North Island. There are two main native forest types in New Zealand: conifer–broadleaf and beech. Conifer–broadleaf forests have distinct layers and many more species than beech forests. This type of forest prefers warmer, lowland areas.

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Bob Brockie, 'Native plants and animals – overview - Plants and fungi', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 10 August 2022)

Story by Bob Brockie, published 24 Sep 2007