Kōrero: Soils

Pumice soil (2 o 2)

Pumice soil

Pumice is well known as a porous rock light enough to float on water. Pumice and ash cover a large part of the central North Island, forming sandy, free-draining soils that easily erode if the surface vegetation and thin topsoil are removed. This profile, in the Taupō–upper Waikato basin, shows a typically black topsoil that has developed under native shrub and fernland vegetation, and a porous subsoil.

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Massey University
Reference: Les Molloy, Soils in the New Zealand landscape: the living mantle. Lincoln: New Zealand Society of Soil Science, 1988, plate 2.3
Photograph by Quentin Christie

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Allan Hewitt, 'Soils - Wet and rock type-dominated soils', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/12337/pumice-soil (accessed 25 June 2022)

He kōrero nā Allan Hewitt, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007