Story: Forest succession and regeneration

The Hanger, 1939 (1st of 3)

The Hanger, 1939

The Hanger is an area of regenerating forest at Tūtira Station, Hawke’s Bay, on a slope behind the homestead. The course of plant succession has been studied in the area since 1893. In 1939 the site was covered in mānuka, which had become established alongside bracken.

Download Herbert Guthrie-Smith’s account of the development of the Hanger from his book Tutira: the story of a New Zealand sheep station (PDF, 117 KB).

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Alexander Turnbull Library, John Dobrée Pascoe Collection (PAColl-0783)
Reference: PAColl- 8550-05
Photograph by John Dobrée Pascoe

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How to cite this page:

Maggy Wassilieff, 'Forest succession and regeneration - Forest growth after fire', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 June 2024)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Sep 2007