Ferns are such a feature of New Zealand’s forests that the country was described as the land of ferns by early writers. This is a common scene in New Zealand’s forests – tree ferns with their spreading crown of leafy fronds growing alongside a stream and steep banks densely covered in kiokio.
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Department of Conservation
Photograph by Chris Rudge
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