Conifer–broadleaf forest and associated vegetation originally covered most of New Zealand. These forests were stable for a long period before people arrived in the country, so they provide a legacy of soils high in organic matter.
Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi
Department of Conservation
Photograph by Peter Morrison
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