Story: Conifer–broadleaf forests

Swamp forest (1st of 2)

Swamp forest

This fine stand of kahikatea fringes the shore of Lake Paringa, South Westland. Kahikatea is New Zealand’s tallest tree, reaching 60 metres in height. It forms dense forests on swampy ground, but will grow in fertile hill country up to an altitude of 700 metres.

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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