Story: Conifer–broadleaf forests

Forest canopy

Forest canopy

Olive-green crowns of rimu (Dacrydium cupressinum) and a dark green pukatea (Laurelia novae-zelandiae) tower above the lighter green broadleaved canopy. Epiphytes and vines festoon the trunks of the emergent trees. Tree ferns flourish where there are gaps in the canopy.

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John Dawson, 'Conifer–broadleaf forests - Forests of northern New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 September 2023)

Story by John Dawson, published 24 Sep 2007