Story: Forest succession and regeneration

Mt Tarawera

In 1978, 92 years after Mt Tarawera erupted, its Te Kanakana Dome was dominated by lichens, herbs and grasses. Small shrubs – including purple-brown monoao and dark green tree tutu – were starting to get established at the edges of the low-growing mats of plants.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Forest succession and regeneration - Forest succession', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/11893/mt-tarawera (accessed 9 August 2020)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Sep 2007