Kōrero: Kauri forest

Forest growth patterns

Forest growth patterns

Kauri forest is a mosaic made of patches of trees, each at a different stage of maturity, as this photograph of a Coromandel forest shows. First, kauri seedlings become established in the scrub on ridge-tops and other sites. Once the first crop of kauri matures, more seedlings grow in the gaps caused by falling trees. This growth pattern occurs over hundreds of years, and is part of a long cycle of regeneration triggered by disturbances such as gales or landslides that destroy existing forest.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: AAQA 6500, Col1200

Ngā whakaahua me ngā rauemi katoa o tēnei kōrero

Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Joanna Orwin, 'Kauri forest - Kauri forest ecology', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/10029/forest-growth-patterns (accessed 16 May 2022)

He kōrero nā Joanna Orwin, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007