Story: Shrublands

Kānuka woodland, Bendigo

Kānuka woodland, Bendigo

In the driest regions of New Zealand, such as these rocky slopes at Bendigo in Central Otago, kānuka forms a permanent low open woodland. Elsewhere in New Zealand, kānuka scrub is invaded by other trees, eventually leading to mixed broadleaf forest or beech forest.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Shrublands - Shrublands of dry country', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 April 2024)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Sep 2007