Story: Forest succession and regeneration

Mānuka scrub interior

Mānuka scrub interior

Mānuka is one of the most important pioneer plants in the regeneration of New Zealand forests. Its light seeds are spread by the wind and germinate readily in open areas. On Little Barrier Island, a dense mānuka shrubland provides shelter for a ground cover of ferns and sapling trees.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Forest succession and regeneration - Mānuka, kānuka and gorse', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 April 2024)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Sep 2007