Story: Forest succession and regeneration

Ancient kauri

Ancient kauri

New Zealand’s conifer–broadleaf forests are dominated by long-lived trees. Kauri (Agathis australis) can live for 1,000–2,000 years. Tāne Mahuta, the largest kauri in New Zealand, is estimated to be 1,200–2,000 years old.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Forest succession and regeneration - Beech and conifer forest regeneration', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 April 2024)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Sep 2007