Story: Landscapes – overview

Greenstone valley, Otago

Greenstone valley, Otago

This open tussock country is above the treeline – the natural upper limit of trees. The sharp boundary line of the dark green forest can be seen at the top left and in the distance. The floor of the Greenstone valley has been cleared for grazing stock.

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Eileen McSaveney, 'Landscapes – overview - Vegetation – the green mantle', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 April 2024)

Story by Eileen McSaveney, published 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Jul 2015