Kōrero: Shrublands

Tussock–shrublands, Kahurangi National Park

Tussock–shrublands, Kahurangi National Park

On parts of the Gouland Downs in north-west Nelson, the soils are so shallow, poorly drained and infertile that they do not support tree growth. Instead, red tussock and wire rush dominate along with inaka shrubs. These areas show as brown patches among the beech forest.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Private collection
Photograph by Simon Nathan

This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.

Ngā whakaahua me ngā rauemi katoa o tēnei kōrero

Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Maggy Wassilieff, 'Shrublands - Heathlands', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/14542/tussock-shrublands-kahurangi-national-park (accessed 28 September 2020)

He kōrero nā Maggy Wassilieff, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007